New booklet sent to CABK members
Pollinators in a Changing Landscape by Steve Alton
Based on a lecture given to the Central Association of Bee-Keepers at the Spring Meeting on Saturday March 13th 2010 The history of the fauna and flora of these islands is one of constant, often dramatic, change. This is inevitable if we consider that, around 15,000 years ago, the landscape was scraped bare of all vegetation by the polar ice sheet.
North of a line that ran roughly from the Severn Estuary to the Wash, Britain was buried beneath 2km of ice. South of that line was polar desert, frozen tundra stretching down to France and Germany.