Following on from our last post theme of bees we have below a picture of our Bee orchids that are out in flower.These curious flowers appear to have a female bee resting on them,however the purpose of this charade is to attract a real bee which will then bring pollination for the plant. The plants […]
Had a swarm of bees arrive this week up around the Eastern gateway building and then eventually settling in a cherry tree over a St. John’s.After spending the night there all together,they waited until our bee keeper arrived and was just putting on his beekeeper suit then there decided to move on .It was good […]
Well, the Brunel bees have been busy this year make use of the very warm weather we were experiencing collecting pollen from around the local area including our various wildflower plantings that we have. Even managed to share some of their lovely honey which the produce.
Wildflower and species rich grasslands play an important part in our ecosystem and biodiversity. They support a huge range of wildlife including bees, flies, spiders, butterflies, moths, reptiles, small mammals, bats, dragonflies, damselflies and birds to name a few. Species rich grasslands also provide environmental benefits including carbon storage, water retention which helps to prevent […]
Across the campus wildflower turf has been installed to identified areas not only to brighten them up with the wonderful mix of colours but also to provide essential food for our very important pollinators including bees, hoverflies and butterflies . The picture below is taken close to our pond and the Wilfred Brown building.
Yes, we have had both on campus -Jacksonville Jaguars paid us a visit last week running their Academy up at the Sports Park.Two American football pitches were marked out on the only bit of green grass we appear to have at the moment. We also now have a beehive on campus set up, it is a student […]
Yes we actually have a wild flower meadow over on Site One, plants such as Perennial Cornflower, Field Scabious, Ladies Bedstraw, Vetch, Wild Carrot, Yarrow, Trefoil to name just a few. The area is rich in wildlife providing a great source of food for many species including bees feeding off the nectar, dragonflies and later on […]
Here is an evergreen plant that could feature twice, Pyracantha, a wildlife food store with bees loving the flowers and birds the berries later on in the year.The white flowers can have a scent that some find a bit overbearing and of course watch out for the thorns!
Volunteers from the Wildlife and Environmental conservation society turned out last Wednesday, the coldest day of the year so far,to help plant out 2,000 mixed crocus bulbs perfect for pollinators such as bees near the new sculpture. Many thanks for your help and enthusiasm,Kai, Lucy, Mary and Anna also to Lilli who helped organise the event, looking […]