A Pollinator Pledge
The UK has more than 1500 species of pollinating insects, including bees, wasps, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths. Trends show a steady decline in numbers over last 50 years. Pollinators are essential to our survival.
As an Authority we will:
- plant more native species of trees and plants that provide fruit and flowers
- leave areas to grow 'wild' to support pollinators
- change our mowing regimes to allow plants to flower and leave areas of longer grass along boundaries, especially hedgerows
- increase the quantity of dead wood and bare soil patches
- continue to monitor pesticide use.
- introduce artificial habitats for our pollinators, such as bee bricks
- interpretation and explanation of 'Wild' areas