Bee more friendly to pollinators!

Bee more friendly to pollinators!

In our latest KG Subs Club news, specially for subscribers, we look at bees, beaches, some smashing pumpkins, and lots more… Gove’s £60,000 boost for bees Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a £60,000 fund for pollinators. This will be used to develop and test pollinator habitat mapping, to identify where new habitats will provide the greatest benefit for bees…
Forest habitats for butterflies

Forest habitats for butterflies

With the dramatic difference in the weather compared to last summer, indications are that this has been a good year for butterflies In early August, Forestry Commission and Forest Holidays staff teamed up to support the nationwide Big Butterfly Count at Basing Wood in Hampshire, and spotted seven species in just 15 minutes. Earlier this year, the Forestry Commission met…
Butterflies: who’s counting?

Butterflies: who’s counting?

Launched in 2010, the Big Butterfly Count has become the world’s largest survey of butterflies Over 60,000 people took part in The Big Butterfly Count in 2017, submitting 62,500 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK. This year’s count starts on July 20. Butterflies react very quickly to changes in their environment, which makes them an early…
Bad year for butterflies

Bad year for butterflies

Cold weather in April ensured a poor year for butterfly numbers Two declining butterflies suffered their worst year on record in 2017, the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme has found. It was hoped that butterflies would bounce back after a bad year in 2016, but although last year’s numbers were up, they were still well below average, with 2017 coming in…
Bonnie Scotland begins to bloom again...

Bonnie Scotland begins to bloom again…

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme shrugs off winter with the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, which launched last weekend and runs until March 11. Families, wildlife lovers, plantaholics and grow-your-own newbies are in for a treat during 2018 when more than 450 gardens will open to the public for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to raise money for charity. Gardens of all sizes across the country,…