Bees, wasps, ants and green tiger beetles Cicindela campestris burrow in newly scraped areas of bare ground at Headley Heath, Surrey, England

  • Published source details Edwards M. (1996) Entomological survey and monitoring, Headley Heath, 1995-1996. Unpublished report commissioned by The National Trust, 1995-1996


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Action Category

Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees

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Bee Conservation
  1. Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees

    Three scrapes with vegetation removed at Headley Heath, Surrey, England were being used by ground-nesting bees two or three years after they were created (Edwards 1996). The average densities of burrows attributed to ground-nesting bees and wasps were 2.3, 1.2 and 2.3 burrows/m2 for small (500 m2), medium (2,500 m2) and large (5,000 m2) scrapes respectively.

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