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Management of Wildflower-rich Grassland habitats for pollinators and other insects


This four page fact sheet shows how flower-rich grasslands can be managed to support insects. Grassland management guidance often focuses mainly on plants; this guidance is important in also considering how it affects invertebrates. It emphasises the need for structural diversity, with a range of different grassland types as well as trees and scrub, and leaving some taller uncut grass as refuges for overwintering insects.

See also the separate entries for the whole Buglife resoruce library, and their guide on managing urban areas for pollinators.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem management


  • Grassland
  • Urban

Challenges addressed

  • Biodiversity

Source | Buglife

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