MMG & The Bumblebees.

The Countryside Council for Wales has indicated that it will give the Group over £4,000 towards promoting and carrying out grassland management in the buffer area for the rare Shrill Carder Bee.

The buffer area for this bumblebee includes land to the east of Newport – Five Lanes, Highmoor Hill and Caerwent extending up towards Shirenewton.

Bill Howard and Steph Tyler arecurrently working on the details but we plan a talk in winter 2010/11 and an open day in that area in 2011.