We're going on a bee walk
Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth recently organised a local walk to look at bee habitats.
Katherine and Tony from the group tell us all about it.
How did your bee walk go?
It went really well. People from a range of backgrounds came along including local residents, Council officers, beekeepers and members of other community groups.
We split into two groups for the walk. One group followed a more urban route - looking for spaces that could be improved for bees. The other group saw what can be done in areas managed for wildlife - including parks and along a towpath.
How did you prepare for it?
We held couple of planning meetings and decided the route beforehand. We also made up welcome packs for everyone including information about The Bee Cause, a map and instructions for the walk.
What feedback did you get?
We asked for ideas on how to help bees and got lots of great suggestions - including linking up with residents, community and housing groups, as well as schools.
We also heard about some specific locations that could be good bee-friendly sites.
People have been in touch to say how much they enjoyed it and to tell us they're going to do more for bees locally - which is great news.
What's next for the group?
We need to write up all the notes! We'll have another planning meeting to decide what next - looking ahead to the autumn and even to next spring.
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