South West Nature Networks

by Wild Ideas in Bishopsteignton, England, United Kingdom

South West Nature Networks
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On 24th December 2018 we successfully raised £25 with 0 supporters in 28 days

Connecting habitats for pollinators by creating networks of wildflowers in gardens, schools, window boxes and pots across the south west.

by Wild Ideas in Bishopsteignton, England, United Kingdom

It’s no secret that our bees are facing threats… Habitat loss is one of the issues linked to declining bee numbers. we are working with the local community to increase access to wildflowers for our fuzzy friends!

We care passionately about our bees and other pollinators - habitats have become fragmented, with no natural links between food sources.

Our vision is to encourage communities to create 'bee roads' between habitats, helping our pollinating friends to access pollen and nectar. We are asking communities to make a pledge for nature by carrying out activity which makes our urban areas wildlife-friendly.  The project will provide wildflower seeds and instructions on how to sow and care for your wildflower patch.

We will map pledges on Nature Network web pages, showing how fragmented habitats have been linked across the region.

We need to pay for wildflower seeds, printed seed packs and instructions to send to participants, as well as postage of these pledge packs. We will be able to send out 2,000 seed packs, creating over 1,600 square metres of habitat, helping our pollinators to keep going further!

Update - we have received more quotes on seed packet creation which has made a HUGE difference to the cost of the project, saving us almost 25% !!

Our programme co-ordinator, Debs, is volunteering to do the envelope stuffing and postage, so that we will not incur costs of staff to do this.

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