Conservation News

PUBLISHED: 11:01 10 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010

The plight of the bumblebee has been featured on morning television recently. It was shown that you can encourage them to nest by filling a fairly large plant pot with wadding and hay, then placing it upside down among your plants in the garden. The bees

The plight of the bumblebee has been featured on morning television recently. It was shown that you can encourage them to nest by filling a fairly large plant pot with wadding and hay, then placing it upside down among your plants in the garden.

The bees love most yellow and purple flowers, especially marigolds, foxgloves, penstemons and honeysuckle. The bees are great for pollinating fruit trees, guaranteeing a bumper crop of fruit for autumn.

The archaeology project has restarted, and will hopefully discover the exact position of the centre of the barrow, and find evidence of a burial there.

Our next talk will be by Paul Stancliffe from the British Trust for Ornithology, at 8pm on Thursday, May 17 at The Pavilion. His topic will be 'are garden birdwatchers real birdwatchers'? Come along and give your point of view. It could be quite lively.

Alan Revill will be leading a walk in June, so look out for the date in next month's Pepperpot.

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