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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

Jurgen Otto

Peacock spiders

(Maratus spp.)

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Help our pollinators

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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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News

  • New meadows to create bloom in Plymouth parks

    Buglife are creating new areas of wildflower meadow after receiving a grant from the Langage Landscape Fund. This community project will provide just over 2 hectares of new meadow, full of flowers which will provide a life-line for pollinating insects such as Bumblebees and Hoverflies....

    01/10/2014 image

  • Brownfield or greenfield – it’s not a black and white issue

    Let’s change our assumptions about developing land – that’s the message from national land management charity The Land Trust and Buglife, who want to remind politicians it’s not as simple as brown versus green....

    01/10/2014 image

  • Turning the Thames Gateway green

    The long term future for one of the most important and high profile wildlife sites in the UK, in the heart of the Thames Gateway has now been secured....

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Events

  • Radford Park meadow planting

    Come and join Buglife to create a community meadow in Radford Park....

    01/10/2014 image

  • Mount Gould Park meadow planting

    Come and join Buglife to create a community meadow in Mount Gould Park, Plymouth. We will be planting lots of wild flower plug plants in a new area of meadow above the path to Lipson Academy....

    01/10/2014 image

  • 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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News

New meadows to create bloom in Plymouth parks

Buglife are creating new areas of wildflower meadow after receiving a grant from the Langage Landscape Fund. This community project will provide just over 2 hectares of new meadow, full of flowers which will provide a life-line for pollinating insects such as Bumblebees and Hoverflies.... 01/10/2014 image

Brownfield or greenfield – it’s not a black and white issue

Let’s change our assumptions about developing land – that’s the message from national land management charity The Land Trust and Buglife, who want to remind politicians it’s not as simple as brown versus green.... 01/10/2014 image

Events

Radford Park meadow planting

Come and join Buglife to create a community meadow in Radford Park.... 01/10/2014 image

Mount Gould Park meadow planting

Come and join Buglife to create a community meadow in Mount Gould Park, Plymouth. We will be planting lots of wild flower plug plants in a new area of meadow above the path to Lipson Academy.... 01/10/2014 image