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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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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

  • Rare snails introduced to Pentland Hills

    Conservation experts have hailed the first ever release of rare Pond mud snails in the Lothians as a “vital step” in efforts to save the species....

    18/10/2018 image

  • Ben Bradley MP Takes Forward Bill to Save Britain’s Bees and Insects

    Today Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield is launching a campaign to save Britain’s pollinators in connection with Buglife, the charity devoted to the conservation of insects and other invertebrates....

    09/10/2018 image

  • John Muir Pollinator Way, funding success

    Thanks to funding from The Scottish Government and The Greggs Foundation, The Central Scotland Green Network Trust are supporting Buglife to create 25 pollinator ‘hubs’ at various points along the John Muir Way....

    09/10/2018 image

Events

  • 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....

    08/10/2018 image

  • Healthy antitude

    A wild work out helping create habitats at the same time for the rare Narrow-headed ant, with the south Devon volunteers. Please wear suitable clothes and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust Location: Teigngrace Meadow, near Bovey Tracey, south Devon SX 8404 7588 or meeting point on Teigngrace Lane SX 8384 7581  ...

    08/10/2018 image

  • Gorsebusters

    There’s something prickly in the neighbourhood – who’re we gonna call? Habitat management practical task removing gorse to make homes 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. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust...

    08/10/2018 image

News

Rare snails introduced to Pentland Hills

Conservation experts have hailed the first ever release of rare Pond mud snails in the Lothians as a “vital step” in efforts to save the species.... 18/10/2018 image

Ben Bradley MP Takes Forward Bill to Save Britain’s Bees and Insects

Today Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield is launching a campaign to save Britain’s pollinators in connection with Buglife, the charity devoted to the conservation of insects and other invertebrates.... 09/10/2018 image

Events

Healthy antitude

A wild work out helping create habitats at the same time for the rare Narrow-headed ant, with the south Devon volunteers. Please wear suitable clothes and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust Location: Teigngrace Meadow, near Bovey Tracey, south Devon SX 8404 7588 or meeting point on Teigngrace Lane SX 8384 7581  ... 11/21/2018 image

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.... 12/12/2018 image

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