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Helping our bees and the B-Lines project with Hayley Herridge at Buglife

This month we’re bringing you two Topical Talks on Biodiversity. We spoke with Hayley Herridge from Buglife about their exciting B-Lines project which aims to create a network of ‘wildflower super-highways’ for our bees and other pollinators.

Hayley told us about the decline in invertebrates and pollinators, caused by climate change, urban sprawl and development, and chemicals in our agriculture system. The B-Lines project is working to reverse this decline by creating and restoring habitats for our bees and other pollinators via a network of wildflowers across the country.

Everyone can get involved in creating this network and Hayley provides some fantastic tips on what we can all do.


Find out more about Buglife and their B-Lines project, and find out if you are on a B-Line.

About Hayley:

Hayley is Conservation Officer at Buglife, currently working from home in Bristol. Alongside colleagues Hayley works on developing B-Lines projects in England as well as outreach for the Back from the Brink Ancients of the Future project and Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff. Hayley started working for the Trust during 2017 when she joined the Urban Buzz team to deliver the Bristol Urban Buzz project. Prior to Buglife Hayley worked for Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for 8 years.

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About the Interviewer:

Mark Hurrell has lived in Gloucestershire for over 30 years and was the editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 2002 to 2016. His career in the media has been long and varied including a spell at BBC Points West TV where he was a regular presenter and reporter. Mark also worked on the BBC‘s coverage of WW1 and other major projects. He is a governor at the King’s School, Gloucester and was involved in the setting up of the Pied Piper appeal. In his spare time Mark is a keen amateur singer and supporter of Gloucester Rugby.