18.06.2022 30 Days Wild #18 Bombus Hypnorum and Bugs Matter

Beth i wneud ar ddiwrnod gwlyb pan mae rhaid teithio yn y car i Abertawe? Shwd mae hynny’n gallu cysylltu gyda’r byd natur?

Today was all about driving to Swansea and contributing to the natural world via the “Bugs Matter” app.

Even whilst driving, there is still an activity to try and compensate for the polluting activity.

I wanted to participate with Bugs Matter last year, but never got round to it. Pretty apathetic on my behalf.

Basically it’s a scheme to measure the bugs that succumb to your car number plate during journeys to compute the number of bugs in our environment and to gauge growth or decline.

Basically, it’s this:

60% in twenty years.

Not the best day to measure any results today due to the wet weather. Still, I covered 28.2km with zero bugs. I’ll run the experiment whenever I get in the car over the coming weeks to get a better gauge; hopefully with better weather.

As an antidote, I get a call for the second time in a week to confirm the presence of a tree bumble bee colony. Bompus Hypnorum only arrived in the UK some 20 years ago. Nice to see that at least one species appears to be thriving.

Find out more on the Wildlife Trust website here

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