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‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Sir David Attenborough

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Bug of the month

Darren Bradley

Hornet robberfly

(Asilus crabroniformis)

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Bug facts

  • 60% of all invertebrate

    species are declining

  • £510 million

    worth of pollination is provided by pollinating insects.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination 

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Events

  • Meadow Creation at Toryglen

    Join our Scottish buglife staff for the second session of meadow creation as part of the Toryglen's Buzzing project. We will be continuing to prepare the ground for the sowing of native wildflower seed. Cutting, raking and scarifying is the order of the day....

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  • After school bug hunt

    As part of Glasgow’s Garden Festival, come and join Buglife staff for an after-school bug walk at Possil Meadow in Glasgow from 3-5pm. Meet us at Possil Meadow, 10 Ashfield Street, G22.   ...

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  • Bug walk and meadow planting

    As part of Glasgow’s Garden Festival, come and join Buglife staff for a short bug walk followed by planting some wildflower plug plants into the meadow at Pollok Country Park. The event is free to attend and we’ll be meeting at the Burrell Collection at Pollok Country Park (G43 1AT).   ...

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News

Millions of freshwater pearl mussels wiped out by pollution

Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group (BSCG) has released a report by the James Hutton Institute, released under a freedom of information act request, that suggests there has been a 50% decline in Freshwater pearl mussels in the River Spey over the last 15 years.... 15/09/2014 image

Fife’s Buzzing wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Today, Buglife has received £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Fife’s Buzzing, to take place across the Kingdom of Fife. This project will create colourful wildflower meadows for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of people.  ... 08/09/2014 image

Events

Meadow Creation at Toryglen

Join our Scottish buglife staff for the second session of meadow creation as part of the Toryglen's Buzzing project. We will be continuing to prepare the ground for the sowing of native wildflower seed. Cutting, raking and scarifying is the order of the day.... 15/09/2014 image

After school bug hunt

As part of Glasgow’s Garden Festival, come and join Buglife staff for an after-school bug walk at Possil Meadow in Glasgow from 3-5pm. Meet us at Possil Meadow, 10 Ashfield Street, G22.   ... 08/09/2014 image