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Guernsey’s insects are in trouble –

and you can help

Our local pollinators: bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, butterflies, moths are in trouble.

Climate change, urban growth, mono-culture lawns, plastic grass, and the use of pesticides have all been devastating for them. Two thirds of butterflies and moths are in long-term decline – we see far fewer than our grandparents or great-grandparents did. Across Europe 38% of bees and hoverflies are also in decline. 

Why is this important?
One out of every three mouthfuls of our food depend on pollination by insects taking place. Without pollinating insects we won’t have any flowers here in Guernsey – at all – or any of our fruit, nut and vegetables. It is impossible to overestimate how important pollinators are. 

But it’s not too late and you can help out pollinators by:

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