Burscough based community group and not-for-profit Bee conservation trust, The Tree Bee Society, have recently been awarded a £500 grant from Grow Wild’s Transform a Space fund, in order to create Burscough Pollinator Station.

By planting wildflowers, native British plants and herbs and introducing environments for wildlife and pollinating insects, the group hopes to transform the patch of land at the bottom of Square Lane into a small haven for bees, butterflies and members of the public.

Currently, British Bee numbers are suffering, with 3 out of 27 known species of British Bee already extinct. With the use of a pollinator station in such a key location, the Tree Bee Society are hoping to not only highlight the link between pollination and food production, but plan to provide a station for pollinators to feed on, free of pesticides.

Abigail Reade, Communications Officer for the Tree Bee Society said: “I’m hoping that this will benefit not only our local wildlife and community, but also provide much needed colour to the patch of grass at the bottom of Square Lane. I’m incredibly excited for the project to begin and I’m looking forward to working with Grow Wild and Burscough Parish council to make the space look fantastic”.

If you are a young person or are involved in a group for young people and would like to see how you can get involved in Burscough Pollinator Station, please contact Abigail Reade on 01704 894 018 or email beemail@treebee.org.uk. More information on the project can be found at www.treebee.org.uk/projects.

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