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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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Steven Falk

Tawny mining bee

(Andrena fulva)

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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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News

  • Unlocking the mystery of brownfield habitat: First ever national inventory launched

    The first ever national inventory of wildlife rich brownfield habitat has been launched on a new interactive website in partnership with Natural England, Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust and Defra....

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  • Meadows project to create buzz in York

    Since the 1940’s large-scale changes in land use has resulted in a 97% loss of flower-rich wild flower meadows being lost in the UK....

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  • Serious set back for An Camas Mor

    Springfield Properties, the developer behind An Camas Mor, has pulled out of their partnership with landowner, the Rothiemurchus Estate. Whilst the Rothiemurchus Estate is to seek a new developer to work with, Buglife believes this is a major set back for this damaging development in the Cairngorms....

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Events

  • Natural Art Extravaganza

    Join us for a day of two creative halves at the RSPB Skinflats, in Falkirk. The morning session is 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, afternoon session is 14:00 pm to 16:30 pm.  Learn how to use materials found in our natural environment, to create works of art and get inspired by the natural world. There will also be exciting expert led bug walks in each session....

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  • Beetle Safari at the Knepp Wildland Project

    Explore the landscape from a beetle’s perspective. A safari with Mark Telfer or Keith Alexander, two of the world’s greatest experts on beetles, will open your eyes to these extraordinary creatures, their remarkable life-cycles and the vital role they play in our ecology....

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  • Introduction to Beetles workshop

    Join our Scottish staff at Balallan House, for an introductory workshop on Beetle ID. During the workshop people will learn about several different beetles families as well as how to survey for them. In the afternoon there will be a chance to go out and look for some beetles using different methods.   ...

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News

Unlocking the mystery of brownfield habitat: First ever national inventory launched

The first ever national inventory of wildlife rich brownfield habitat has been launched on a new interactive website in partnership with Natural England, Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust and Defra.... 17/04/2014 image

Meadows project to create buzz in York

Since the 1940’s large-scale changes in land use has resulted in a 97% loss of flower-rich wild flower meadows being lost in the UK.... 16/04/2014 image

Events

Natural Art Extravaganza

Join us for a day of two creative halves at the RSPB Skinflats, in Falkirk. The morning session is 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, afternoon session is 14:00 pm to 16:30 pm.  Learn how to use materials found in our natural environment, to create works of art and get inspired by the natural world. There will also be exciting expert led bug walks in each session.... 09/04/2014 image

Beetle Safari at the Knepp Wildland Project

Explore the landscape from a beetle’s perspective. A safari with Mark Telfer or Keith Alexander, two of the world’s greatest experts on beetles, will open your eyes to these extraordinary creatures, their remarkable life-cycles and the vital role they play in our ecology.... 07/04/2014 image