Wildflowers. A ‘B-lines’ network mapping out corridors of existing and potential wildflower habitat across the UK has been launched by Buglife. Rivers of wildflowers criss-crossing the country could help declining bees, butterflies and other wildlife move across the landscape, conservationists said. A newly completed "B-lines" network of England, mapping out corridors of existing and potential wildflower habitat across the landscape, has been launched by conservation charity Buglife. The charity has mapped the network, with the help of hundreds of partners and experts, and with the support of the Environment Department (Defra), to identify where creating new habitat will have the best benefit for pollinators. Wildflower Many bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects are in decline as wildflower-rich meadows and other habitats have disappeared from the landscape, the wildlife experts warned. The B-lines project has worked with local groups to identify existing wildflower habitat and plot out the best routes over the land to link them up and allow pollinators and other wildlife to move through the landscape. Buglife is urging communities, businesses, public bodies and farmers, as well as keen gardeners, to help create wildflower areas along the B-Lines. The B-Lines will begin to function as a highway […]

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