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Take part in National Farm Pollinator Survey on Sunday 9 June

This weekend sees Open Farm Sunday on 9 June. Some farms are hosting the National Farm Pollinator Survey, which is a way to help scientists gather information about pollinating insects, and to learn more about this group of creatures.
Take part in National Farm Pollinator Survey on Sunday 9 June

Butterflies are an important group of pollinators [Photo by A. Sier © CEH]

Insects such as bees, wasps, hoverflies and butterflies are critical for the growth of 80% of crops like fruit and vegetables and are therefore vital to British farmers, yet we still have much to learn about their complex ecology.

The survey is organised by ECN partner, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), and is supported by Cotswold Seeds. Staff from several ECN partner organisations will be taking part in the survey or in other Open Farm Sunday events.