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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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Fireworks anemone

(Pachycerianthus multiplicatus)

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Bug facts

  • £367 million

    annual value of dung beetles to the UK.

  • £691 million

    annual value of pollination in the UK.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers depend on insect pollination 

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News

  • New B-Lines plan to help Northern Ireland’s Pollinating Insects

    Buglife’s Northern Ireland B-Lines initiative will help our bees and other pollinating insects by restoring and connecting wildflower-rich areas across the country. Today the wildlife charity is launching the new B-Lines map which provides a plan to help our declining pollinators. ...

    28/11/2018 image

  • Buzzing hotspot in Bristol wins Bees Needs Award 2018

    We are delighted to have supported a Bees’ Needs award winning community project in Bristol as part of the Urban Buzz project. Working with South Gloucestershire Council and community groups, Patchway Common has been transformed into a buzzing wildflower meadow....

    27/11/2018 image

  • Coul Links Seed Fly Added to Global at Risk Register

    An insect found only in the north of Scotland, and under threat from a new golf course development, has been been put on the global Endangered list. The assessment means that Fonseca’s seed fly now joins tigers and Blue whales on the list of species at risk of global extinction....

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Events

  • Brilli-Ant Creatures

    Meet some new friends helping create and restore habitats for the rare Narrow-headed Ant and other special heathland wildlife. No experience needed – tools, tuition and tea provided. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear, and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust...

    29/11/2018 image

  • Freshwater Invertebrate Workshop

    Join Buglife Scotland for an introductory workshop on freshwater invertebrates; learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates that can be found in Scotland’s freshwaters and how to survey their habitats....

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  • Exsecta at Xmas

    Seasonally goodwilled practical habitat creation for the rare Narrow-headed ant, with the south Devon volunteers. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Chance of bonfire-warmed mince pies. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust....

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News

New B-Lines plan to help Northern Ireland’s Pollinating Insects

Buglife’s Northern Ireland B-Lines initiative will help our bees and other pollinating insects by restoring and connecting wildflower-rich areas across the country. Today the wildlife charity is launching the new B-Lines map which provides a plan to help our declining pollinators. ... 28/11/2018 image

Buzzing hotspot in Bristol wins Bees Needs Award 2018

We are delighted to have supported a Bees’ Needs award winning community project in Bristol as part of the Urban Buzz project. Working with South Gloucestershire Council and community groups, Patchway Common has been transformed into a buzzing wildflower meadow.... 27/11/2018 image

Events

Freshwater Invertebrate Workshop

Join Buglife Scotland for an introductory workshop on freshwater invertebrates; learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates that can be found in Scotland’s freshwaters and how to survey their habitats.... 12/13/2018 image

Brilli-Ant Creatures

Meet some new friends helping create and restore habitats for the rare Narrow-headed Ant and other special heathland wildlife. No experience needed – tools, tuition and tea provided. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear, and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust... 01/30/2019 image

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