Buriton has been chosen for an important wildlife project
The parish has been selected as one of only six places in Hampshire for a project to help some vitally important creatures – and it is hoped that lots of people will want to take part.
Experts explain that it is not just big animals like elephants, rhinos and tigers that are under threat: lots of insect species are also declining – and many of these small beasties are vital to our lives.
Bees, butterflies, moths and beetles are vital for crops and fruit – with experts estimating that over a third of the food that we eat depends on such unsung little pollinators.
Pollinators collect pollen and nectar from flowers and, when they move from one to another, they fertilise the plants in the process so it can produce its seeds and fruit.
Some creatures collect pollen deliberately, like many bees, whilst others such as butterflies move pollen accidentally.
But lots of these creatures are now struggling because of the loss of habitats and pesticide use. They need all the help we can give them.
There is more information in the centre pages of the Parish Magazine (summer edition) and there will be lots to see and do at the Village Show on the afternoon of Saturday 7th August.
Please come to the village show to find out how everyone can help – or contact Doug Jones (01730 231326) if you’d like to get involved in the meantime.