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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 32.7 June 2021

How do solitary bees use urban gardens? A lockdown study

By - Ted Benton

At a time where we were unable to venture far from our homes, Ted Benton took this opportunity to study the wildlife of his own Essex garden during 2020. In this article, Ted describes his observations of solitary bee species in order to further understand the role of gardens in supporting wild bees in an urban environment.

Gardens are recognised for their importance as wildlife refuges, particularly in the context of alarming declines in the farmed countryside. Much of the value of gardens is incidental, but certain groups benefit from the popularity of features specifically designed to meet their needs.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist