Improvements range from:
- Adding in more plants which support pollinators like bees, butterflies and beetles to existing landscaping (Forensic Garden, Sopwith Car Park (coming soon));
- Creating new landscaping which supports pollinators as well as providing other benefits (Kingston Hill Memorial Garden, Knights Park River bank) and
- Changing management practices for example:
- leaving more long grass areas amongst and next to amenity grass areas to improve habitats for wildlife while still providing areas for people to relax in (Kingston Hill).
- Providing log piles and other structural habitat that can be homes to pollinators (Kingston Hill, Penrhyn Road)
|Trialling new signs around campus|
Thing you can do at home
Plants for wildlife
https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden/plants-for-pollinators - includes native and non-native species
- Do they work in highlighting the fact that something else might be going on in these areas?
- Do they effectively indicate that habitat is being managed for wildlife in particular pollinators?
- Do they effectively communicate that there are a range of pollinators on our campuses other then bees?