Saturday, 6 May 2017

News: Macro-moth Atlas and Bee Friendly Newport

Macro-moth Atlas - Butterfly Conservation plans to publish a macro-moth atlas in 2018 and has launched a sponsorship scheme to raise money for the publication. Martin has reserved sponsorship of Silurian, Scarce Hook-tip, Small Ranunculus, Scarlet Tiger, Red Sword-grass and Grey Chi for MMBG to gain some publicity for the MMBG and dedicate species to Rod Morris and Bill Jones who sadly passed away in the past few months. If anyone wants to sponsor species, information is available at http://butterfly-conservation.org/15623/moth-auction.html.

Bee Friendly Newport - a new project is being launched to make Newport the first official ‘Bee Friendly’ city in Wales with a launch event on Tuesday 16th May at 7.30p.m at The Riverfront Arts Centre in Newport.

In September 2016 the Welsh Government launched a new nationwide scheme for towns, communities, schools, businesses, universities, public bodies and places of worship to encourage action around pollinators under the title Bee Friendly / Caru Gwenyn (http://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Wales-Action-Plan-for-Pollinators ). The scheme asks participating groups to complete “tasks” under the headings of habitat, forage, pesticides and community involvement.   We would like to make Newport the first city in Wales to achieve this accreditation as an official 'Bee Friendly' city, so we are starting this new project with a special launch event involving a talk and free film showing.


If you would like to get involved with Bee Friendly Newport please do join us on

Tuesday 16th May
The Riverfront
Kingsway
Newport
NP20 1HG

Doors open 7.00 p.m
Film starts 7.30 p.m

For more information contact:
Suzannah Evans
E-mail: suzannahevans@live.co.uk

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