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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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Shrill carder bee

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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

  • Leeds will soon be buzzing!

    Urban Buzz is creating habitat for pollinators across eight UK cities.  This ambitious Buglife project is working with local people in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Plymouth, and York....

    15/09/2017 image

  • MSP leaps at chance to see rare jumping spider!

    MSP Angus Macdonald recently joined volunteers and staff from Buglife Scotland, Butterfly Conservation Scotland and the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI), to help find the rare Bog sun-jumper spider by ‘hoovering’ a peat bog near Stirling!  ...

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  • Fife’s parks Buzzing with life

    After an exciting three-year team effort between Buglife, Fife Council, schoolchildren and community groups, over 13 hectares of native wildflower-rich grassland have been created at 23 locations across Fife. These new meadows are buzzing with life!  ...

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Events

  • The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths

    Butterfly Conservation's Eighth International Symposium will be held at Southampton University, from the 6th to 8th April 2018 on the theme: 'The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths'  ...

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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event

    Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When:  10am-1pm....

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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event

    Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When:  10am-1pm....

    16/01/2017 image

News

Leeds will soon be buzzing!

Urban Buzz is creating habitat for pollinators across eight UK cities.  This ambitious Buglife project is working with local people in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Plymouth, and York.... 15/09/2017 image

MSP leaps at chance to see rare jumping spider!

MSP Angus Macdonald recently joined volunteers and staff from Buglife Scotland, Butterfly Conservation Scotland and the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI), to help find the rare Bog sun-jumper spider by ‘hoovering’ a peat bog near Stirling!  ... 24/08/2017 image

Events

Grassland Meadows Workshop for Land Owners and Mangers

This workshop is aimed at land owners and managers to inform them of the importance of Scotland’s grassland meadows for pollinating insects and the ecosystem services they provide, as well as providing management advice and guidance. The workshop, while discussing pollinating insects in general, will have a focus on management for solitary bees.... 09/29/2017 image

Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event

Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When:  10am-1pm.... 10/04/2017 image

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