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RECORDED SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1017





NEWS


The Brierdene 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 Bumblebees.


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.


We 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


The 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.


Please 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.



NEW SPECIES