July 14, 2011
and Bee Festival starts this weekend at garden centre
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being urged to find out more about
how to attract bees and butterflies to their gardens during a
free event this month.
Garden World is holding a Bee and Butterfly Festival from this
Saturday (July 16th) until July 31st to promote how important
the insects are to the well-being of the environment.
free event is designed to raise awareness of pollinating insects
and generating a food source to wild animals.
Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Bees and butterflies are gardeners friends so we will
be helping our visitors learn how to encourage these friendly
insects into their gardens."
will be highlighting bee and butterfly-friendly plants that help
encourage pollinating insects into gardens. Were supporting
the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the British Beekeepers
Association (BBKA) during the event and are helping raise awareness
of their work."
centre is also backing the Butterfly Conservations annual
Butterfly Count. Peter explained: "To take part, simply count
butterflies for 15 minutes during a bright, preferably sunny day
from July 24th until August 1st. Records are welcome from anywhere
such as parks, gardens, fields and forests. Your count is useful
even if you do not see any butterflies."
can take part, but children aged 16 and under will need a parent
or guardian to submit their record. People can visit www.bigbutterflycount.org
during July and August to submit their results.
the Bee and Butterfly Festival, Sanders Garden World will be handing
out complimentary childrens activity sheets and offering