Monthly Archives: October 2015

The problems with neonicotinoid pesticides

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

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Roadside verge campaign

Join Plantlife’s call to manage roadside verges better for wildlife. http://www.plantlife.org.uk/roadvergecampaign

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Buff Tailed Bumblebee – our favourite insect

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

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Irish roadside verges left uncut – BBC report

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

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