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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

Matt Slater/Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Barrel Jellyfish

(Rhizostoma pulmo)

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What will you do to help our pollinating insects? 

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From ladybirds to oil beetles

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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

  • Birdfair

    Birdfair is described at the bird watchers Glastonbury.... with hundreds of stands exhibiting the best products and programmes on offer in the environment sector. Come and find Buglife's stall to learn more about what we do, and how you help.  ...

    24/07/2014 image

  • Go Wild Bug Walks

    On National Play Day bring your family along and “Go Wild” at the Seven Lochs Wetland Park. Join in with a range of free nature play activities including den building, bug hunts, natural art and scavenger hunts. 2 – 4pm at Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve, Lochend Road, G34 0ND....

    24/07/2014 image

  • Bea Forshall exhibition

    This July Bea will be exhibiting at Potterton Books London. Her wonderfully creative interpretations of the natural world act as constant inspiration for her work....

    09/07/2014 image

News

Missing Royal found more than twenty-five years since last sighting

Buglife’s Alan Stubbs and Dr Sarah Henshall found a male Royal Splinter Crane fly, Gnophomyia elsneri, the first species record since 1986.   ... 23/07/2014 image

Think before you pull Ragwort

Buglife is asking people to think hard before they pull ragwort from local fields and meadows.... 21/07/2014 image

Events

Birdfair

Birdfair is described at the bird watchers Glastonbury.... with hundreds of stands exhibiting the best products and programmes on offer in the environment sector. Come and find Buglife's stall to learn more about what we do, and how you help.  ... 24/07/2014 image

Go Wild Bug Walks

On National Play Day bring your family along and “Go Wild” at the Seven Lochs Wetland Park. Join in with a range of free nature play activities including den building, bug hunts, natural art and scavenger hunts. 2 – 4pm at Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve, Lochend Road, G34 0ND.... 24/07/2014 image