New How-to-guide: Protecting nocturnal pollinators

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is delighted to release a new free resource on protecting nocturnal pollinators. We produced this new guide in collaboration with Georgia MacMillan of the Mayo Dark Sky Park and Rachel McKenna & Michael O’Donnell of MothsIreland.

Most people don’t realise that many of our pollinators are busy at work during the night, whilst we are sleeping. These nocturnal invertebrates carry out essential functions in our ecosystem and are as important as their daytime counterparts. Like day-flying pollinators, those that fly at night or at twilight, need to be protected across our entire landscape from farms to local communities to gardens. Our most important nocturnal pollinators are moths.

On the island of Ireland, light pollution has increased significantly over the last 25 years, leaving a brighter-than-natural nocturnal environment across most of the landscape. This places stresses on our nocturnal pollinators and other wildlife. This guide explains ten actions we can all take to help.

 How-to-guide: Protecting nocturnal pollinators – Download the free guide here



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