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Pollinator paradise created along the River Great Ouse

September 2, 2021 8:00 AM
Originally published by Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats

A stretch of wildflowers in BedfordBedford Borough Liberal Democrats have welcomed the Environment Agency's Waterways team work to create a pollinator paradise along the River Great Ouse.

Biodiversity and boaters are benefiting from wildflowers, bird boxes, bee hives, bee hotels and shrubbery, which have been installed along the river.

In total, the Environment Agency has introduced:

  • 7,000 bulbs
  • 1,000 metres squared of wildflower strips - the equivalent of 4 tennis courts
  • 600 metres of native hedging
  • 120 lavender plants
  • 60 bird boxes
  • a bee hive with more than 40,000 bees
  • 2 large bee hotels