Across the UK, bus shelters will be buzzing with bees and butterflies. The roofs of the shelters are being converted to green roofs, with curated plants designed to attract these pollinators.
Originally started in the Dutch city of Utrecht and spread to Sweden and Denmark, the UK goal is to establish over 1000 bus shelters as rest stops for the pollinators. Not only do the green roofs help support these vulnerable insect populations, they absorb rain water and beautify the cityscape.
And world-wide interest is growing.
Could the bus shelters in your city become pollinator havens?