An ambitious programme of activity to create flower-rich areas for bees, butterflies and other pollinators in eight UK cities is being launched in Birmingham by charity Buglife today (23 November 2015).
The first phase of Urban Buzz, a three-year project which has received £1 million funding from Biffa Award, will create new lush pastures in Birmingham, Cardiff, Plymouth and York. Other cities chosen for this pollination initiative are Bristol, Ipswich, Leeds and Leicester.
Councillor Lisa Trickett, Cabinet member for Sustainability for Birmingham City Council, said: “I am delighted Birmingham is one of the pioneering cities involved in the Urban Buzz programme to demonstrate how simple changes to land management can help provide food and shelter for bees and other pollinators.
“We will be working with local communities and partners to develop two areas: the Urban Wellbeing Park in Erdington, linking Sutton Park National Nature Reserve with Spaghetti Junction, and the A38 corridor between Northfield and the city centre – to create significant stretches of wildflower meadows to encourage and support pollination.”
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