Bee-Lines - Insect Superhighways
The charity Buglife specialises in looking out for the smaller creatures that share our planet. In March, they hosted a virtual conference celebrating "B-lines", a strategy which helps reconnect damaged and fragmented landscapes to support insects and other wildlife. The primary cause of insect decline is habitat loss and fragmentation; good habitats are often isolated meaning that species cannot easily move in response to pressures such as climate change.
Corridors and stepping-stones of habitat (including gardens) can be a vital component of this connectivity. Buglife has developed the B-lines map over the past 10 years and has already been instrumental in bringing together landowners and managers to restore 1,500 hectares of flower rich habitat, with further work planned. Find out more about B-Lines here.