Pollinating insects carry pollen with them as they move from flower to flower. Their pollination services are essential for the fertilisation of many plants, including the ones we like to eat. Although honeybees get most of the credit, there are at least 1,500 insect species that pollinate plants in the UK. In the last 80 years we have witnessed a rapid decline in the number of pollinating insects and an estimated 97% of wildflower meadows. This loss of biodiversity is directly linked to the urbanisation and the intensification of agriculture and increased use of pesticides and herbicides.
The idea of B-Lines seems like an imaginative solution to an important biodiversity issue and I can see how I can use it to make a contribution to a national biodiversity project.