A new Pollinator Award, sponsored by the Heritage Offices & Biodiversity Offices of Local Authorities across Ireland, which encourages TidyTowns groups to implement pollinator friendly actions as part of the national TidyTowns competition, has just been launched.
To find out more and start planning your pollinator projects see http://www.tidytowns.ie/newsItem.php?id=989
Irish bees, crucial in the pollination of our plants, trees and vegetables, are in decline. The aim of the award is to reverse this trend by encouraging TidyTowns groups to take simple pollinator friendly measures in their local area.
Guidelines for Tidy Towns groups to help implement the Pollinator Plan will be available at the end of next week at http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/pollinator-plan. The guidelines will include practical actions as well as lists of the best plants for bees. The All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is produced and co-ordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.