Nikki Gammans from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust ran a very successful bumblebee walk at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve on Saturday, organised by the Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve. It was well attended and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and went away with new skills in bumblebee identification and learnt a lot about the bumblebee management at the nature reserve. Nikki highly praised the work we have already carried out at the nature reserve in creating large areas of bumblebee habitat.
The semi-natural grassland we have restored is looking fantastic this year with carpets of clovers and vetches, ideal habitat for foraging bumblebees and long-horned bees. Our new grazing regime will hopefully be able to create more of this habitat across the nature reserve.