Boosting biodiversity on campus

Posted by rmt22 at Apr 19, 2016 09:55 AM |
A whole host of new flowering plants have been added to campus in order to attract more wildlife.

As spring really starts to arrive and the campus begins to bloom, our Horticultural Services team have been busy putting in new plants in the beautiful garden outside the Fielding Johnson, Ken Edwards and Astley Clarke buildings.

Gardens Manager, Jamie Whitehouse, has been working with his team to replant areas of the Fielding Johnson lawn in time for spring and has taken special care to improve biodiversity on campus by choosing plants that attract pollinators such as bees and other insects.

Wild bees and other pollinating insects have been shown to be in decline and therefore the Royal Horticultural Society use the ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ symbol to show plants they have identified as being particularly attractive. We've found over half of the below now in the borders on Fielding Johnson lawn are on their list!

While we may not have acres of green space on campus, we are on a mission to make sure nature and wildlife is a key consideration.

Please visit our Environment Team news page for the full story.

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