Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bumblebees Are at Risk Around the World

Bumblebees are in trouble all around the world. This article comes from the UK. Here is a great site to get up to speed on what you can do to help, if we all do our part one person at a time it will make a difference.
Bumblebees are beautiful, hard working and incredibly important pollinators. In the last 70 years two species have become nationally extinct, and others are have declined dramatically. In short, bumblebees are in trouble...
Now imagine a different future, in which our towns and countryside are rich in colourful wildflowers and teeming with bees, other beneficial insects and a diversity of wildlife for everyone to enjoy...
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Kate Humble
"Bumblebees are lovely little creatures - their bright stripes and gentle buzz bring colour and sound to our summer gardens. They are also very important because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren't going well and some species are threatened with extinction. 
I'm really concerned by these declines and I'm pleased to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust." 
Kate Humble, March 2009
To halt the recent dramatic declines, we urgently need to improve habitats. Everyone can play their part - gardeners, farmers, land managers, councils and governments can all help.
This website is packed with useful information, and includes pages to help you identify bumblebees, advice on how to garden or farm in a sensitive way, and surveys which you may like to take part in. We hope you enjoy the site.

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