New guide to monitoring pollinators

A practical guide provides advice for citizen scientists on monitoring pollinators in their local area, to encourage more people to provide much-needed data on how our insects are faring.

We know that many pollinators of wildflowers, including species of wild bees, hoverflies and moths, are declining in the UK, and much of the data to show this has come from volunteers recording their observations of wildlife.

The free booklet, Pollinator Monitoring and Citizen Science, which is available online, has been produced by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

Read the full article on the UKCEH website here.