Can cities save bees? Insights from the Urban Pollinators Project
Speaker: Dr Mark Goddard
Sunday 8 March 2015, 11.30am to about 1.00pm
There has been much concern about the decline of bees and other pollinators in recent years. The Urban Pollinators Project was set up to explore the importance of urban habitats for pollinators and asks three main research questions: (i) How does pollinator biodiversity in towns and cities compare to that of nature reserves and farmland? (ii) Where are the hot-spots of pollinator biodiversity in cities? (iii) What can we do to improve pollinator diversity and abundance in cities?
In his talk Mark will discuss the preliminary results of the research and the implications for how we manage our urban green spaces to make cities more pollinator-friendly.
As always, there will be tea, coffee and scrumptious cakes available to purchase from the café if you wish, but the talk is totally free.
Do join us: the more, the merrier!