Flower visiting insects are vital pollinators of the food we eat and their dramatic decline and loss of health is a major cause for concern.
Pollinators are diverse, including bumblebees, hoverflies, solitary bees, butterflies and honeybees. The loss of flower-rich habitat, climate change and pesticide use has had a major impact on both our wild and managed pollinators.
Gardens are becoming increasingly important refuges for pollinators and other wildlife. This downloadable booklet provides some tips on how you can attract more pollinators to your garden.
For a list of great plants to grow for pollinators visit Plants for Pollinators which is currently being updated but should be completed in the next few months.