Nottingham Organic Gardeners are hosting Dave Goulson on March 25th at The Space on Arboretum Street. His talk is entitled ‘Saving our Insects and turning our gardens and urban green spaces into oases for life.’ and it starts at 13:15.

Tickets are £5 each and can be bought here:   

Saving our insects
Insects are vital, fascinating, weird and wonderful. They are food, pollinators, recyclers, pest controllers, and much more, so we should be deeply concerned that they are in rapid decline. Dave Goulson will explain the many causes of insect decline, and then turn to the solutions of this crisis. These include fundamentally changing the way we grow food, by rewilding some areas, and by turning our gardens and urban greenspaces into oases for life.

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 350 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects, plus seven books, including the Sunday Times bestsellers A Sting in the Tale (2013), the Garden Jungle (2019), and Silent Earth (2021). Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. For each of the last 5 years he was named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thompson ISI. He is an “Ambassador” for the UK Wildlife Trusts.