Our wild pollinators are in trouble. More than half of UK bee, butterfly and moth species have declined in the past 50 years, and 30 species of bees face extinction. But you can do something to help bring them back.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Get Cumbria Buzzing project has just launched a short animation to show how planting flower seeds, whether it’s in a flower pot or window box, in your park or school, can help reverse this decline and give our precious pollinating insects a much-needed boost.
Produced by Haltwhistle Film Project and Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the engaging animation shows a solitary bee searching fruitlessly for food in a flowerless landscape. The bee’s life is changed when people transform their local community into a flower-filled haven for bees and other pollinating insects.
Tanya St. Pierre, Project Manager for Get Cumbria Buzzing said: “We’ve made this short, fun video to inspire people to take action to help pollinators and to show how easy it is to make a difference – you don’t need a big garden to play your part! However small your green space is, you can attract pollinating insects by sewing nectar-rich flower seeds. We think children will love it – school and youth groups have already been having a great time with Get Cumbria Buzzing, planting wildflowers and learning more about the importance of pollinators.”