3.2 Buzz in the Borders

This project aims to help our native pollinators by offering a range of support to people who would like to garden for wildlife.

Photo courtesy of Jenny Steel low res

Photo courtesy of Jenny Steel

The project started in Spring 2015 and is:

  • Raising awareness of the plight of many of our pollinator species (including honey bees, bumblebees, solitary wasps, hoverflies, wasps, flies, butterflies, beetles and moths) and the important role that they play in food production
  • Raising awareness of the issues which threaten our pollinator populations and the factors leading to declines in the number, diversity and geographical ranges of individual species
  • Providing information, resources, activities and events to encourage local people to do more in their own and local spaces to support British pollinators and other wildlife
  • Offering training in wildlife gardening
  • Providing a range of events to promote pollinators and what people can do to help them
  • Providing educational resources to inform people about pollinators

For more information and to get involved please contact Amanda Perkins.

The short film below explains all about Buzz of the Day.  Every morning in June children from Chirbury, Stiperstones and Pontesbury Primary Schools were on Radio Shropshire with their Buzzes. The Buzzes were the culmination of a series of fun workshops in the schools delivered by local specialists and ourselves.

Buzz in the Borders from SMN film on Vimeo.