Bug Recovery Network is a catalytic project bringing together a local community to restore pollinator populations in their local area.
So far the project has:
- involved local primary school children in creating a wildflower meadow on their school premises,
- persuaded the local council to convert a community green space into a wildflower meadow,
- worked with local gardeners and allotment holders to increase pollinator habitat and forage area, and provide more insect-friendly corridors between plots of land,
- organised community moth surveys and pollinator counts,
- run pesticide audits and awareness events to encourage nature-friendly alternatives.
Devon Environment Foundation specialises in identifying beacon projects that are making a tangible difference for nature on the ground, helping them to scale up and showcase best practice to amplify their impact.