Green Lanes for Bumblebees
Romney Marsh is home to 5 of the 6 rarest UK bumblebee species but populations may be fragmented. Dungeness is also the site of the Short-haired Bumblebee Reintroduction project the first ever reintroduction of an extinct Bumblebee species back into the UK. The Green lanes Project is building on the work done within this reintroduction programme to map bumblebee habitats across the marsh and work to improve habitat connectivity by establishing new wildflower corridors and teaching people about these important species.
Each year the project is funding a graduate trainee to undertake surveys, recruit and lead volunteers and engage with landowners on ways to improve habitats for Bumblebees. This project has clear synergies with the Blue Lanes project as it too is building connectivity within the landscape and provides another layer to the diversity of Romney Marsh.
Green Lanes for Bumblebees to Restore project theme.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved, from surveying to practical habitat management. No experience necessary but lots of opportunities to learn more about bees and get out and about in the countryside.
Visit the volunteering page to find out more about getting involved with Fifth Continent projects.
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It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.
To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.