Tis’ the season for environmental conservation with World Bee Day and The International Day For Biological Diversity rapidly approaching us. As advocates for the environment, we’re sharing a few thoughts so that you too can get buzzing for biodiversity!
World Bee Day
World Bee Day (May 20th) is a celebration of the world’s pollinators; and a call to action for their protection. Pollinators are essential to retaining our ability to produce nutritious produce due to their vital role in the ecosystem. A lack of bees could pose a threat, believe it or not, to our very existence. However, all is not lost.
Preserving the life of bees is as simple as restoring their habitat and being mindful of what they may be in need of season to season. For instance, one of our latest blogs on No Mow May highlighted the positive difference that could be made by allowing wildflowers to grow. You could also choose to be the provider of a bee hive, bug hotel, or plants that are known to be bee friendly (such as Achillea).
The International Day For Biological Diversity
Biodiversity is an integral part of human survival – and for the survival of life on Earth. When you put it like that, it is easy to see its importance – hence a day when conservationists champion biodiversity. The United Nations’ International Day For Biological Diversity is marked on May 22nd. The day was introduced to increase awareness and understanding of some of the issues the natural world faces. Not only that, but conservationists use this day to promote ideas that help us all move towards a greener future.
Onsite, we continue to evaluate the biodiversity of our green spaces. If you’ve followed us for a while now, you’ll know that we are home to several wildlife ponds, a wide variety of native trees, and large stretches of wildflower meadow. With biodiverse restoration being one of our aims as lovers of wildlife, the team have been thrilled to see a greater diversity of creatures inhabiting our tailor-made wildlife haven.
Five Ways To Get Buzzing For Biodiversity
With eco-anxiety rising, the last thing we want to do is overwhelm you with what you ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ do. Instead, we simply want to encourage you. After all, when we each make small changes, a larger collective change takes place. Even awareness can be a significant part of the shift for a greener future! With this in mind, here are a few tips that might help you make your space that little more biodiverse.
- Make a pledge for Nature with your local biosphere, or a conservation group near you. Install a bird box, plant up some wildflowers, be a voice for green spaces around you – whatever it is that you most care about, pledge for it!
- Plant a tree! With our directors being avid tree planters – we know that this is such a beautiful, long-lasting legacy to leave for the planet.
- Visit your local bee or butterfly farm and hear from the experts about how incredible these creatures are.
- Join a community group and get buzzing for biodiversity alongside others to create a bigger impact than could be achieved flying solo.
- Write to a local MP and write about the change you’d like to see in your community.
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