Farmers on Romney Marsh looking after Bumblebees

Dr Nikki Gammans and Larry Cooke took a group of farmers for a fascinating tour of Larry’s farm on the Romney marsh. Years of traditional hay making and sheep grazing without the use of artificial fertilisers has resulted in beautiful species rich grassland. Larry’s farm is part of an almost continuous interconnected mosaic of habitat stretching right across the marsh from Rye to Deal – ideal for the bumblebees – including the formerly extinct short haired bumblebee recently re-introduced by Nikki at RSPB reserve Dungeness.

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