It is no secret that Northern Ireland’s bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects are in trouble, with one of the key problems facing our pollinators being a lack of habitat and in particular, a lack of wildflowers in our countryside. Join us on Thursday 6th May 2021 at 7:30pm via zoom for a virtual seminar with Anna Hart from BugLife exploring the BugLife B-Lines initiative and habitat creation for pollinators.
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B-Lines will link up wildflower-rich habitats across the country and help our precious pollinators and other wildlife to have a better future. Anna will explore and share what B-Lines hope to achieve, as well as discuss the importance of habitat creation and how you can be involved.
Guest Speaker: Anna Hart
Anna has worked for Buglife since 2016. Her current role as Conservation Officer for the charity in Northern Ireland includes working with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) to deliver Common Standards Monitoring of invertebrates on protected sites and advising on threatened invertebrate species and habitats. She helped to develop and deliver the B-lines network in Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Threatened Bee Report. She has also completed a desktop study of Open Mosaic Habitat on Previously Developed Land (OMH) in Belfast and the wider Belfast area. Anna who is from Co. Armagh has also worked with The Conservation Volunteers’ as their Natural Talent Trainee in Entomology, based at CEDaR and as an Ecological Assistant working with the Environmental Consultancy firm Allen and Mellon Environmental Ltd.
More information about the BLines project in Northern Ireland is available at: https://www.buglife.org.uk/our-work/b-lines/b-lines-northern-ireland/