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Pollinators - get busy - get involved!

Get busy - get involved!

There are many opportunities for you to get involved and help pollinators thrive in your area.

Explore the list below to find projects, activities and resources to get you busy:

Manage your garden for pollinators and other wildlife

Promoting pollination with bee houses
Buglife – planting for pollinators; gardening for bumble bees; gardening with bugs in mind
RSPB – gardening for wildlife
The Wildlife Trusts - wildlife gardening

Make a pollinator pledge

A pollinator pledge is a promise to help pollinators such as bees, hoverflies, wasps and moths thrive in your local area, in whatever way you can.  

Things you can do:

  • grow pollinator friendly plants, trees and shrubs
  • create habitats to provide nesting and shelter opportunities
  • leave areas of grass unmown, or reduce the number of cuts
  • encourage others to make a pollinator pledge

Here are some examples of pledges:

Edinburgh living landscapes
Gillingham Town Council

Have a look at our resources page for ideas and information.

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