Habitats for invertebrates
Everyone needs somewhere to live, including bugs. In fact, invertebrates are happy to live in many places we would steer clear of, including brackish (salty) ditches, dead fungus and rotten wood. In each habitat they carry out a number of functions which help to maintain a healthy environment, from recycling decaying matter such as wood and vegetation, to enhancing soil fertility and helping keep rivers clean.
This section provides information on some of the key habitats for invertebrates, including brownfields, farmland, soft rock cliffs and freshwater. Many of these habitats are heavily influenced by human activity, and it is crucial that we conserve what's left of them. We need to ensure that our current needs and lifestyles don't impoverish wildlife habitats for future generations.
You can find further information on invertebrate habitats - including advice for land managers and farmers - by visiting these sections:
Note: In future we hope to expand this section to include other habitats.