'Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators' is a new, free, practical guide for conserving insect pollinators, published this month.
The guide is the distillation of a 20-year research partnership between Marek Nowakowski - a practitioner with a passion for wildlife conservation on farmland - and applied ecologists working for the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), led by Professor Richard Pywell.
It provides farmers and other land managers with the best available advice on creating and managing habitats for bees on farmland.
John Selborne (The Earl of Selborne GBE FRS) wrote the foreword to the book. He said,
"This guide shows the clear benefits of practitioners working closely with research scientists to develop workable and tested solutions to a pressing need. It provides farmers with all they need to know about management for pollinators; from the basic facts about bee biology; the importance of season long flower resources; and then how, when and where to create different habitats to provide food, shelter and nesting. By working together, with the help of this guide, we can hopefully take these simple actions to improve the environment and see pollinators once again thrive in the countryside."
The content of the book is based on two decades of research carried out at CEH.
Obtaining a copy
The book is free to download. Click HERE to obtain a copy (File size 7MB, 86 pages).
You can read the full article from the CEH HERE