If you need a quick reminder of the variety of different species that live in our oceans, here's a taster, from Fiji and Tonga.
Monday, May 21. 2012
Plastic debris on the increase in North Pacific
Recent research shows a big rise in the amount of plastic litter floating in Pacific waters - a 100 fold increase over the past 40 years.
Smaller pieces of plastic seem to be being used by the marine insect ‘sea-skaters’ as surfaces to lay their eggs on, possibly helping the species spread in range. For other marine organisms, however, micro-plastics pose a significant threat as they can be easily ingested.
Read more from the Marine Conservation Society
Monday, May 7. 2012
The British Beekeepers Association are setting up a website/service matching landowners with local beekeepers.
The idea is that landowners provide the sites for the hives, which a local beekeeper will look after.
Benefits all rounds.
The landown gets lots of local pollinators, no hassle of the hives and a couple of jars of honey!
The beekeeper gets another site for keeping bees.
Sign up on line for more details about when the website comes live
Thursday, May 3. 2012
The local Friends of the Earth group have just started their new campaing - BEE CAUSE - Helping to protect the different species of bees in Britain.
If you want to find out more, you can go on the national FOE website, or come along to
Transition Lymington's Spring Fair at Priestlands School
Saturday 19th May
Activities: The Bee Guessing game and FREE Bee Face Painting!
Come and sign their petition, find out about local bees, and may be even pick up some free wildflower seeds...
(Their campaign started last weekend at the Greener Living Show in Fordingbridge where they collected 100 signed postcards)
The Cooperative are currently giving away free packs of seeds, which attract bees.. to apply for your free pack, go directly to their website