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“Almost apocalyptic” weather threatens wildlife

The mesmerisingly awful weather’s impact on wildlife continues to make the news. While Butterfly Conservation bravely publicise their Big Butterfly Count which their President David Attenborough launches, Butterfly expert Matthew Oates from the National Trust warns the “almost apocalyptic” summer … Continue reading

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Creating a buzz at Carmel Nature Reserve

A joint project of The Grasslands Trust and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust has resulted in an exciting discovery of the rare Brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis), a UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Species, at Carmel National Nature Reserve. Carmel … Continue reading

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Guest Blog from Gill Perkins, Bumblebee Conservation Trust: The grass is always greener…..

Gill Perkins of Bumblebee Conservation Trust has written today’s guest blog.  The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’.   In the last 80 years our bumblebee population have crashed.  Two species have become … Continue reading

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