East Budleigh residents gets 'bee hotel' award
PUBLISHED: 11:14 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:14 30 October 2017
Niquita Potter was given the 'best individual design' award as part of Devon Local Nature Reserve Partnership's 'Get Devon Buzzing' project.
An East Budleigh resident has won a contest aimed at encouraging people to build accommodation for pollinating creatures.
Niquita Potter won the ‘best individual build’ award as part of the Build for Bees contest, which urged residents to build the biggest and best bug hotels.
The competition is being held as part of the ‘Get Devon Buzzing’ campaign, which aims to reverse the decline in pollinating bugs, Such as bees.
Andrew Whitehouse, countries manager for Buglife said: “The decline in pollinators is a serious issue, so it’s great to see so many people getting involved in practical conservation for pollinators by building habitats for them.”
Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for environmental services, said: “Even though the competition is over we urge Devon’s residents to continue to create areas of wildflowers, build well designed bug hotels and take other positive steps to conserve pollinators across Devon.“