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Wild flower re-planting to boost bee numbers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/12/2011

Louise Gray

"The UK has lost more than 3 million hectares of wildflower rich habitat since the Second World War, meaning insects have nowhere to feed. Motorways and housing estates contain few flowers and even gardens and wheat fields are no good because there are not enough nectar-rich native flowers.

"The loss is driving a decline in pollinator insects such as hoverflies, bees and butterflies. The insects not only go hungry but are unable to move around the country so breeding pools become smaller and the resilience of the species suffers.

"As concern grows for the decline in bees and other insects the Co-operative supermarket is recreating areas of wild flowers and nectar rich plants like lesser knapweed, field scabious and birdsfoot trefoil."

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"Wild flower re-planting to boost bee numbers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2011. Consulté le 27/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/wild-flower-re-planting-to-boost-bee-numbers