SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1017
Wildlife Site is in the running for a Bees Needs Award, organised by DEFRA, and Green Flag
Award, for the work we have done to improve and maintain the area for
The improvements we
have made to both the upper and lower dene have increased the density of the
bumblebees within the area as well as increasing the number of species found in
the Brierdene Wildlife Site.
In 2007 only 3 species
of bee were found. Today we now have 15 different species of bee, including two
that were first recorded this year.
are still waiting to find out if we will be awarded a grant from the Peoples
Post Code Lottery. Failure to get an award will not stop us improving some of
the area in the wildlife site, but if we get this award we will be able to
improve a greater area.
THE BIG RAKE UP
big rake up is underway but the wet weather this month has made the job a
little harder. We have completed clearing the eastern end of the lower dene and
a start has been made in the middle section.
Many thanks to those who have come
down and helped with the rake up: we still have a lot to do.
come along and help us with the Big Rake Up if you have a little free time on
Wednesday and Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00 am. Our regular
volunteers would appreciate any help in completing this task, if you can bring
your own garden rake as well that would help us.