Pollinator Project underway to save wildlife
Environmentalists in Guernsey are calling on people to rethink how they manage their land and gardens to better support wildlife.
A team of conservationists have launched a campaign called the Pollinator Project.
It involves planting seed on private and public land to grow plants that help insects thrive.
Two thirds of butterflies and 40% of bees are decline in the British Isles with conservationists now warning a fifth of mammals could be extinct in a decade.
The team behind this project aim to create habitats for pollinators.
They’re urging islanders to offer up their fields for seeding and for people with gardens to create small habitats for insects.
If you want to get involved there are six steps to help pollinating insects:
- Plant for pollinators by growing a wide range of flowers trees and scrubs
- Allow patches of land to grow wild
- Create nesting habitats like a bee hotel
- Let the grass and ‘weeds’ grow
- Ditch pesticides