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1. To do this month: Plant a herb for pollinators

Flowering herbs can be excellent sources of food for pollinators as well as great for people. See our A5 flier on pollinator-friendly herbs to choose from:

2. To spot this month: keep an eye out for the Grey Mining bee 

This is one of our most common solitary bee species. It is a spring species and will generally be seen between March- June. It makes its nest by mining into bare soil. If you spot it please submit a record:

3. What will you do for World Bee Day on the 20th May?

Celebrate World Bee Day by taking a pollinator-friendly action or by helping spread the word about the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. We have lots of graphics for sharing on social media here:  If you are planning an event let us know We're hoping the Irish Examiner will provide World Bee Day pull-outs - check the print edition on both the 17th and 18th May..

4. Burren in Bloom has a pollinator theme this year!

Burren in Bloom is an amazing festival that happens each June. This year we are thrilled to collaborate with the festival which will have a special focus on pollinators. There will be a wide range of events across the weekend. Hope to see some of you there!

5. 'Actions for Pollinators' has been updated

'Actions for Pollinators' is an online mapping system where you can tell us what action you have taken to help. To see what's happened near you, or to log your own site please visit:

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