Project report by Craig Blackwell
The Bumblebee Border at the Health Centre is looking fantastic and many people are stopping to admire the layout and read the BB interpretative board. I was up there the other day and a guy in a suit was rushing by looking at his iPhone; he looked up, walked on, turned round, came back and said what a wonderful border it was. I explained about the BBs and he was really impressed with the idea. If we can catch the eye of people like that then we must be doing something right.
The Wychwood Project has organised a family event around the BB border in August. I will be talking about the plants and the bees and then we will visit the garden centre for a guided tour around BB friendly plants.
We are currently in discussion with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (which is based in Oxford) regarding scaling this project up to benefit other areas.