The Bee Guardian Foundation has named Gloucester the World’s first Bee Guardian City after turning a dozen roadside locations into urban wildflower meadows to attract bees. Driving around Gloucester it really makes you turn your head when you see the swathes of colour on the roadside or roundabout. And it seems we’re not the only ones to thoroughly approve of this wonderful scheme.
‘‘We’ve been inundated with calls saying what a wonderful idea! We have here an example of what we can do to help the environment. Cultivated flowers do not produce nectar and therefore don’t attract insects, so by doing this we are doing our bit to attract insects in urban areas”. Councillor Kathy Williams, Gloucester City Council.
Well done Gloucester. You can watch the news report from ITV West here
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