This is THE most important thing your group can be doing over the next few years
One third of Ireland’s native bees are under threat of extinction, and the reason is so sad – pure, simple starvation due to a lack of food. There simply are not enough wild flowers out there.
STOP planting those colourful hanging baskets
STOP trimming those verges
ENOUGH with this neatness fetish!!
THIS IS NOT WHAT TIDY TOWNS IS ABOUT ANY MORE
(and it’s LOSING YOU POINTS!!)
GET WITH THE PROGRAMME PEOPLE!!!
3 easy Steps to Saving the Planet:
- Bookmark This Website: http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/projects/irish-pollinator-initiative/all-ireland-pollinator-plan/
- Download the excellent resources the website provides to assist Tidy Towns groups
- Make them your bible
And remember – there is a special award in the National Tidy Towns competition up for grabs, so if saving the planet, and ensuring that there is food to eat in the future isn’t enough of a motivation for you, perhaps the thought of a few quid for your group might do the trick……….. 😛