Last July Coast Care volunteers helped to survey an area of farmland where the landowner is working to make best use of field margins and to provide areas of land to support biodiversity.
The survey was undertook in a field planted with Phacelia using a modified FIT count by counting the numbers of pollinators within 1m square quadrants thrown at random in six different areas of the field. Each pair completed six 10 minute observations providing 30 readings within the 60 hectare field.
Join ecologist John Hobrough who led the survey and also uses this land for beekeeping, for an informative talk to discuss the initial findings of this pollinator survey and discussion on the indication of the importance of this crop for pollinators which are under great pressure.
Please contact the team to attend on firstname.lastname@example.org