THE Jersey Pollinator Project is offering free wildflower seeds to those with outdoor space that is accessible to the public or local community.
For the past four years, the project has been providing the community with wildflower seeds to build pollinator patches and promote habitats, and they are calling on schools, landowners or organisations again this year to help them out.
Biodiversity environment manager Nina Cornish said: ‘Pollinators are vitally important and their decline should be of serious concern to us all. The Jersey Pollinator Project partners are excited to receive funding to distribute seeds to Islanders to promote and build habitats for pollinators, so we can improve the situation for all our declining insects.’
The project is a non-profit partnership with a common goal to preserve insect populations in the Channel Islands. Islanders who want to get involved can carry out six bee-friendly actions:
– Grow pollinator-friendly flowers.
– Install bug hotels and bee boxes.
– Cut your grass less often.
– Think before using pesticides and other chemicals.
– Plant pollinator-friendly trees.
– Leave your garden to grow wild including weeds.
More information can be found at pollinatorproject.je