Rachel Richards

Rachel Richards


Rachel is the B-Lines officer for Buglife and is a keen, amateur naturalist and entomologist with a particular interest in solitary bees and solitary wasps. Rachel has worked as a botanical surveyor for FERA visiting farms across the northern England to survey agri-environment scheme options and has worked on meadow creation and enhancement projects on farms using green hay. Rachel is developing B-Lines website resources for farmers which provide guidance on how farmland can be enhanced for pollinating insects and other wildlife ensuring connectivity of flower-rich habitats across farms and landscapes.

Counting Pollinating Insects on Your Farm

Stand PF B3 (RSPB)

Join a Farm Wildlife outdoor farm walk to learn about pollinators on your farm and how to record them using the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) Flower-Insect Timed (FIT) Counts. Farm Wildlife partners from RSPB, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Buglife and Butterfly Conservation will help you to identify pollinating insects, […]