Wild Words starts 29 September 2015

Wild Words starts 29 September 2015
The start of our Wild Words series is fast approaching.  The first debate will be held at Dragon Hall 17:30 -19:00 on Tuesday 29th September. The speakers are the noted writers and authors Richard Mabey and Mark Cocker and the title will be 'Within You Without You', after the title of a Beatles track that talks about the life within you and the life without you and the connection of the two. (more…)

The importance of bees

The importance of bees
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."  -  Albert Einstein   Ok, so he may not actually have said this but the importance of bee pollination to our society should not be dismissed. There are about 250 bee species in Britain. This includes, around 225 species of solitary bee, 24 species of bumblebees and ...

While you wait…

Defra will soon be releasing details of funding they are making available for projects that help achieve actions in the National Pollinators Strategy. We know there are lots of organisations and groups who have great ideas for making a real difference for our pollinators and their habitats.  We want to work with as many of you as possible to ensure that this funding can benefit projects here in Norfolk and Suffolk.  The funding is being released on...

Pollinator Awareness Week

This week is Pollinator Awareness Week. It is easy to take the work of our natural pollintors for granted but without them our countryside, gardens, allotments and orchards would be very different and less productive places. In Britain, honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths all contribute to pollination of flowering crops. Incredibly, one third of the total volume of global agricultural produce relies on...

Looking Forward to Pollinator Awareness Week

  Next week is Pollinator Awareness Week.   Pollinators are vital to our societies. Honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths all provide pollination services for us and usually at no financial cost to us. Next week we will be making the case for our pollinators and the natural environment that supports them. We will also provide details of funding that Defra are making available to LNPs for proje...