Offering little long-term shelter or food, agricultural land is not a hospitable place for wild bees, bumble bees and butterflies. But just a few simple changes can make field life a lot easier for these insects. A multi-year field experiment in Germany is showing how small measures can make a big difference. What’s more, farmers also stand to benefit from thriving insect populations.
// Agricultural land often offers little shelter for beneficial insects.
// Simple helping measures are nesting aids or blooming strips.
// A German field experiment shows the positive impact of such measures.