Buglife Zoom Webinar: Dave Goulson Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Thursday 13th January 2022 from 6.30pm until 8pm Welcome to Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse with Dave Goulson

Insects are vital, fascinating, weird and wonderful. They are food, pollinators, recyclers, pest controllers, and much more, so we should be deeply concerned that they are in rapid decline. Dave Goulson will explain the many causes of insect decline, and then turn to the solutions of this crisis. We can all help in many ways, first by turning our gardens and urban greenspaces into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food, and the food we buy.

The Severn B-lines project, funded by the Defra Green Recovery Fund, aims to address pollinator declines in Shropshire, by creating a beautiful network of flower-rich habitats that are good for people and pollinators alike. The project is part of the UK-wide B-lines network and will see existing wildflower-rich habitats linked up via the restoration of species-rich grassland.

Buglife are working with Shropshire Wildlife Trust to deliver 20 hectares of wildflower-rich habitat creation and restoration across Shropshire, from near Whitchurch down to Bridgnorth. We are working with local councils, community groups, private landowners and other organisations taking in farmland, gardens and amenity grassland. Together, we will create a network of wildflower habitat which benefits pollinators and people that live in, work in and visit the area.

This webinar will be held over Zoom. Attendee cameras and microphones will be disabled for the webinar, but attendees are welcome to ask questions using the chat function. There will be time at the end of the talk for discussion and answering questions.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlyn at kaitlyn.elverson@buglife.org.uk.  For all the details and to book your place, please click here.


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