Discover flying friends on the summer trail

Two girls looking for insects at Studland Bay

Explore the dunes and heath on our pollinator trail every day this summer.

Follow the clues to find out fascinating facts and pick up ‘pollen’ along the way.

Exchange your haul for a packet of wildflower seed to take home and make your own mini pollinator paradise.

That way you can help protect the insects that do such an important job for nature, and which we humans depend on too.

Many plants rely on insects to carry pollen from flower to flower.  This is called pollination.  

Most plants cannot make seeds without being pollinated.  

If there were no bees, hoverflies and other insects visiting flowers, there would be no strawberries, apples, cherries or pears and very few flowers in our gardens and countryside.

Happy pollen hunting!