It can grow up to 2m tall and is found in heathland, woodland edges and gardens. This pretty flower is also a valuable source of nectar for bees.
“Bumblebees are mostly threatened by loss and degradation of nesting and feeding habitat.” Richard Comont, Science Manager at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
“Insects fulfil a range of vital roles in the ecosystem, including pollination, pest control, and decomposition.”
“On the second of February there will be a debate in the House of Commons about the government’s decision ( note – decision – not plan) to lift the present ban on bee-killing pesticides.”
“the discovery of the chemical components of beeswax in the pottery of the Nok people provides a unique window on this relationship, when all other sources of evidence are lacking.”” Prof Richard Evershed
Bumblebees are in trouble and need our help. Over the past century our landscape has lost millions of the flowers they rely on to survive.
“You are warmly invited to join artists James Webb and Tonya McMullan as they discuss their works for The Normal at Talbot Rice Gallery”
“Honeybees also travel through these landscapes, flying through fields and woodlands, over hedgerows and croplands, searching for nectar and pollen to return to their hives.”
“The harsh realities of the Tories’ Power Grab Bill are coming home to roost now, with Boris Johnson’s government threatening to impose GM crops on Scotland – despite a ban.”
“Hey farmer, farmer put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees