Sat, 23 Sept|
Le Pre Arthur
Learn to Count the Biodiversity in your Garden
Revitalising our community, Parish and natural resources by implementing a regenerative approach to change
Time & Location
23 Sept 2023, 10:30 – 12:00
Le Pre Arthur
About the event
Be a part of the change that contributes to achieving net zero. Climate change is irrefutable. Tipping points are irreparable and costly, and experts are now evidencing that the more biodiversity in a system striving for a just transition to net zero, the less stress there is in the transition. Increasing biodiversity is part of the climate change solution.
Pollinators are vital for food production and biodiversity and there is evidence that they are in decline. I did a FIT (Flower Insect Timed) count in my garden on Bank Holiday Monday under the expert guidance of Conservation Biologist Louise Whale MSc,CIEEM and discovered I had 50% less activity on my 50cm square observation patch of 3 dandelion heads than the UK average. Whilst its not enough evidence on its own to draw conclusions, its enough to get me started on improving the biodiversity in my garden.
We cannot know if we are making an impact through our projects unless we collect data before and after the change.
Louise will run two FIT count sessions in September to get us all running with the biodiversity technicalities and using the count app.
This is the first part of a series of events that will help you to increase the biodiversity in your garden. Through paricipation you will:
* Improve the biodiversity in your garden * Make a positive contribution to achieving net zero * Improve your health and wellbeing * Reduce the impact of the increased cost of living * Use and expand your creativity * Reconnect with your local community * Reconnect to nature.
I hope to see you at this event. Please share it with your family and friends.