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Fife’s Buzzing wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) © Suzanne Bairner

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.  


Medway Council gives green light to development at Lodge Hill

Brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis) (c) Sam Ashfield

Last night Medway Council voted to grant planning permission for 5,000 houses at Lodge Hill.


Tansy Beetle reintroduced to Wicken Fen after 32 year absence

Tansy beetle (Chrysolina Graminis) © Steven Falk

A very rare iridescent leaf beetle has been re-introduced to Wicken Fen nature reserve in Cambridgeshire in a joint project between The National Trust, Buglife and the Tansy Beetle Action Group (TBAG), with the support of government agency Natural England.


Neonicotinoids Implicated in Mass Poisoning of Bumblebee Queens

Dead Bumblebee (c) Tony Gunton

One of the worst ever incidents of mass poisoning of wild bees in the UK has come to light – approaching 500 bumblebee queens were found dead and dying on the outskirts of London.


Win a Bug Hunt with Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

Get your creative juices flowing this summer holiday and you could be the lucky winner of a torch light moth trapping night with Steve Backshall. Simply paint, draw or make a collage picture of your favourite bug and tell us why it’s your favourite, to win this exciting experience and other signed Deadly 60 merchandise.


New map helps you to build B-Lines

What the B-Lines map looks like so far

To help us keep track of how the B-Lines network is developing we need to find out what is happening around the country. We are therefore launching a new interactive map which will allow everyone to let us know what they are doing within the mapped B-Lines. 


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