- Homebase will stop using neonicotinoids
- B & Q will stop using neonicotinoid pesticides
- The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.
- National Botanic Garden of Wales research has revealed which plants bees choose for their pollen.
- Warning of ‘Ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers
Monthly Archives: October 2015
The Monmouthshire Meadows Group Autumn newsletter contains an important piece by Dr Nicola Bradbear, director of Bees for Development, on the frightening effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on wildlife. http://www.monmouthshiremeadows.org.uk/?p=2560
Join Plantlife’s call to manage roadside verges better for wildlife. http://www.plantlife.org.uk/roadvergecampaign
The buff tailed bumblebee has been voted Britain’s favourite insect! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/16/buff-tailed-bumblebee-voted-britains-favourite-insect?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco
Experts have warned that one third of Ireland’s bee species are threatened with extinction, partly due to the decline in wildflower meadows. According to conservationists, 98% of this species-rich habitat has disappeared in the last 50 years. An unusual solution … Continue reading