The Phenological Clock
………… from the Orange Tip Butterfly to the Hairy Footed Flower Bee!
The Chelsea Fringe Festival is almost upon us and this year, River of Flowers has collborated with partners on FOUR events!
Cycle-Flower-Power: Manchester to London Cycle Ride with special wildflower seed for the 'Bee' Roads!
HoneyComb Meadow: hexagonal planters filed with wildflowers cover Millenium Square Bristol!
Bee Wheelin' Garden: upcycling workshop to create seating area with reclaimed wood and spare bicycle parts!
Urban Wild Plant Safari: an informative ramble with a medical herbalist around Bankside to discover hidden medicinal gems!
Also see the Events webpages for River of Flowers East London, Central London and Bristol.
River of Flowers is taking a new direction in 2015! Come with us on our exciting new journey as we:
Liaise with new partners to create more urban foraging gardens in cities including the Bankside Urban Forest, Bee Bristol, Buglife, Get Bristol Buzzing and the Manchester Galleries Partnership, see Wildflower Blog: Streets, Squares and Cycling the Bee Roads.
Communicate our ideas more effectively by working with artists and designers on installalations, which bring art, science and urban ecology together in a way that resonates with people, see Latest News: The Phenological Clock.
The Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Group, our sponsors, has commissioned a project on The Decline of the Bees. The booklet has an excellent interactive map on pesticide use across the world and lots of information on how to help bees of all kinds including a video on making a bee house. One major factor in the decline of bees is the lack of available food. Bees depend entirely on nectar from flowering plants and pollen from flowering plants and early flowering wind pollinated trees. An enormous amount of land that once provided forage for pollinators has been converted into agricultural and industrial land or allocated for human habitation, so it is up to us to try to replace it by growing more forage in cities, in our gardens and public spaces, to 'feed the bees that feed us!'. By creating pesticide-free cities, we ensure that healthy pollinator forage can be grown on any available urban land.
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