Update - end of July 2008
Steve was badly injured in a climbing accident in the Wye valley on 18 July. Buglife wishes him a speedy recovery and a return to full fitness very soon.
Bugs, or invertebrates, such as beetles, bees and flies, aren’t always the most popular of our native wildlife, but many species have incredibly important roles in the production of our food – bugs pollinate our crops, condition and improve the soil, and recycle nutrients back into the earth. An amazing one in three mouthfuls of our food depends upon insect pollination and honey, coffee and even chocolate wouldn’t exist without bugs!
|Steve joined Buglife at this years Royal Show to tell people |
about amazing invertebrate wildlife!
Steve Backshall is Buglife’s Vice-president and joined the team on the Buglife stand to ask people to think more positively about bugs. ‘Bugs, or invertebrates, are incredible creatures’, Steve explained, ‘not only are they vitally important to a healthy planet, but they are amazingly varied, beautifully adapted and live fascinating lives. Buglife is a passionate organisation that is doing great work to protect some of our most neglected wildlife’
|Steve looking at fresh water snails with children at the Royal Show|
|Pond dipping at the Royal Show|
Steve Backshall, well known from the BBC’s Really Wild Show, The One Show and Britain’s Lost World, recently aired on BBC1, joined Buglife to offer two guided ‘Bug Safaris’ on Sunday 6th July.