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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
FSC Preston Montford has been an outdoor classroom since 1957 and is a Field Studies Council centre. We deliver curriculum related outdoor education by the experts; from pre-school to Masters level; for infants, school students, undergraduates and enquiring adults with an interest in the natural world. Courses for schools and individuals. A venue for others to use; with bed space for 130, catering facilities and 7 fully equipped teaching and meeting spaces.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bee Hotel open for buzz-i-ness

Lonely insects near FSC Preston Montford  have a new place to hang out. The Bee Hotel shown in the photographs has been built to provide habitats for solitary bees who don't get together in large swarms. The hotel is situated in the grounds of the field centre but needs some more internal work to finish it off completely

 Eventually the hotel will be full of small individual units for bee accommodation. These will be made from the hollow stems from plants and we need some assistance to make more of these-please contact the field centre if you would like to help. We are trying to avoid an over-booking situation with too many bees and not enough room.
The project was developed by Tim Graham and Pete Boardman through the FSC's lottery funded "Invertebrate Challenge" which works to promote the understanding and identification of invertebrates in Shropshire and across the whole country

Adrian Pickles

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