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Watch our members helping to Get Cumbria Buzzing!

Carlisle Mencap members have been helping the Get Cumbria Buzzing Project by planting lots and lots of seeds. See them in action on our video!

Posted Wednesday, 16th December 2020

WE'VE been helping to Get Cumbria Buzzing!

Members of the Independence Studio at our Grace Little Centre have been planting thousands of seeds at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Gosling Sike site at Houghton near Carlisle. It is all part of a three-year project that includes a wide range of partners who have joined forces to help reverse the decline of pollinators across Northwest Cumbria. It is being developed by Cumbria Local Nature Partnership, and delivered by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

You download the video of their efforts by following this link:  
https://we.tl/t-pqZzFSFrdy

Britain’s wild pollinators are in trouble. More than half of UK bee, butterfly and moth species have declined in the past 50 years, and 30 species of bees face extinction. Over the last 75 years we’ve lost 97% of our flower rich meadows, 50% of our hedgerows, and 60% of flowering plants are in decline. This is largely due to the intensification of agriculture, the increased urbanisation of our villages, towns and cities, and the construction and expansion of major road networks. Much of the remaining flower rich habitat on which our pollinators depend, is now seriously fragmented or degraded.   

To combat this loss, Get Cumbria Buzzing with local communities, and we have joined forces with Highways England and a wide range of partners to take action for pollinators across North West Cumbria.

Britain’s wild pollinators are in trouble. More than half of UK bee, butterfly and moth species have declined in the past 50 years, and 30 species of bees face extinction. Over the last 75 years we’ve lost 97% of our flower rich meadows, 50% of our hedgerows, and 60% of flowering plants are in decline. 

This is largely due to the intensification of agriculture, the increased urbanisation of our villages, towns and cities, and the construction and expansion of major road networks. Much of the remaining flower rich habitat on which our pollinators depend, is now seriously fragmented or degraded.   

To combat this loss, Get Cumbria Buzzing with local communities, and we have joined forces with Highways England and a wide range of partners to take action for pollinators across North West Cumbria.

If you have any problems trying to download the video, please contact either REBECCA CAREY or PHIL TAYLOR by email who will send you the link: rebecca.carey@carlislemencap.co.uk
phil.taylor@carlislemencap.co.uk

 

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