The sixth episode of our Counting the Earth podcast is now available!

In this episode, Alice Hope and Sue Nelson get knee-deep in flowers to hear which plants attract the most pollinators – those vital bees, butterflies, wasps, beetles, flies and moths – and why.

UKCEH ecologist Dr Claire Carvell takes Sue on a tour of the office wildflower meadow in Oxfordshire, discussing how citizen science is enhancing what we know about pollinators, and the latest findings from the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme.

Alice and Sue also explore the gardens at RHS Wisley in Surrey, where wildlife specialist Helen Bostock explains why they’re introducing wildflowers into formal gardens and talks about the work of their dedicated volunteers.

The episode explores the number 1500 – relating to the estimated number of pollinator species in the UK.

UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme

Visit the UK PoMS website for all the information needed to get involved in either a FIT Count or a 1km survey. The FIT Count app can be downloaded for Android or Apple phones.

UKPoMS 2023 Report and media release

RHS Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley RHS Plants for Pollinators Guide

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