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Habitats For Beneficial Insects

Many different habitats exist on farmed land. These habitats differ in the resources they offer wildlife and there is substantial opportunity to improve their value through sympathetic management. Different habitats not only provide resources for a wider variety of species, but they can also help provide the variety of resources a single species requires throughout its lifespan. For example, insect pollinators may forage on blossoming hedgerows in spring, moving to flower-rich field margins in the summer, always returning to their nesting site in tussocky undisturbed field margins between foraging visits. If we think of habitats like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, all interconnecting and working together in a specific way to provide the full picture; farmland that is thriving with biodiversity.


Hedgerow Habitats for Beneficial Insects

The Benefit of Hedgerow Habitats for Beneficial Insects

A stag and a doe looking towards the camera lens with a silhouette of a large tree in the foreground.

Ancient Wood Pasture

Ancient Wood Pasture

A wide but shallow, stony based watercourse. The banks have become overgrown with vegetation and gorse bushes.

Water Margins

The Multiple Benefits of Water Margins



What's the Buzz about Wetlands?

A jigswaw shaped photo of a wheat crop field. The wheat is in full ear but still green. The field is flanked by a row of mature trees and a tramline runs up through the middle of the photo.

Arable Fields & Crops

Who's Living in Your Arable Field?

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