Help for pollinators featured in county-wide project
Buriton was selected as one of Hampshire’s Pilot Parishes in 2020, to explore low cost actions to improve conditions for pollinators and to increase public awareness about the issues confronting them and impacts on us all.
A series of films is now being produced by the County Council to highlight its Nature Recovery priorities, restoring habitats, protecting wildlife and combating climate change through collective action.
Work in Buriton is set to feature in a special film about the importance of pollinators.
Pollinators are vital to growing many of our crops and for plants to flourish in our fields and gardens – but, unfortunately, they are facing a number of threats and their populations are in decline.
The film crew were particularly interested in the changes being made around the edges of the recreation ground, including the introduction of yellow rattle to suppress vigorous grasses and allow more wildflowers to grow and help pollinators.
They also noted the new copse and hedging plants - and filmed the wonderful bug house.
Other activities in the parish were discussed during the filming including the recent Garden Trail, the big B-Earth Day Show in April, Buriton’s moth-trap surveys and other walks, talks and events.
It was noted that more and more families are now helping nature in their gardens by providing food, shelter and places to breed – including flowers that are suitable for our native pollinators for as many months as possible.
The County Council has been providing valuable networking opportunities for its pilot parishes and training events have also helped villagers survey plants and pollinators so that changes over the years can be monitored.
The film is due to be launched as one of a series in the spring of 2024.