A project is underway in Sussex looking at how roadside verges help save our dwindling population of bees. Pollinator Highways are being created allowing insects to forage for food.
In Lancing, some verges are being allowed to grow wild, part of the project to create a highway for pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Steve Hill, West Sussex County Council
Most roadside verges are cut up to five times a year, leaving them devoid of anything but grass.
The so-called pollinator highways will help link up fragments of more wildlife-friendly habitat. Residents are being encouraged to get behind the idea.
Mike Mendoza, Chairman, Lancing Parish Council
Verges will still be cut if it's necessary for the safety of motorists or pedestrians.
Many species of bees and butterflies are in sharp decline, threatening the supply of our fruit and vegetables.
It's hoped that creating the pollinator highways will help the insects thrive.