We are delighted to have started the David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pollinator Patch Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to create areas full of the plants pollinating insects need to feed and reproduce. Creating habitats for a wide range of pollinators, ensuring that forage and shelter is available for as much of the year as possible.
Why take the challenge? Pollinating insects are vital for the health of the countryside. Pollinators fly from flower to flower collecting pollen and nectar as they go, they transport pollen to other flowers allowing the flower to fertilise and grow seeds. These seeds will then grow into a new plant and flower for the process to start over. In Europe, about 84% of crop species production depends on pollination, and nearly 80% of wild plants rely solely on insect pollinators. We really would be lost without them and we are excited to help the magnificent pollinators thrive. They are fascinating and beautiful creatures to watch and will help create a vibrant natural environment in our holiday park for all to enjoy.
What’s Next? Our first step of the challenge is to decide what type of pollinator patches we are going to add and where we are going to add them. We will be publishing blog posts about our progress throughout the year starting with publishing our full plan. You can follow us on Facebook or keep an eye on our blog for updates, or why not come to the park and see for yourself?