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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 of the month

Steven Falk

Dark-edged bee-fly

(Bombylius major)

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From ladybirds to oil beetles

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Bug facts

  • 60% of all invertebrate

    species are declining

  • £510 million

    worth of pollination is provided by pollinating insects.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination 

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Events

  • Sandmartin Cliff scrub clearance

    Come and join Buglife and the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT), to help clear scrub at the Sandmartin Cliff Local Wildlife Site, part of the Chafford Gorges Nature Park. This is a rare opportunity to get on to the site and see it up close....

    09/02/2015 image

  • Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair

    Love bugs? ...then Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair is the place for you! Identification sessions - For ages 14 and above on some of the most popular groups including Hoverflies and Dragonflies....

    22/01/2015 image

  • Scrub clearance work party in Thurrock

    Come and join Buglife and the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT), to help clear scrub at the Mill Wood and Cliff Local Wildlife Site, part pf the Chafford Gorges Nature Park....

    07/01/2015 image

News

A creature once thought extinct in Britain has been living in deep cover in Welsh Woods

The Blue ground beetle, Carabus intricatus, a creature so rare that it was thought to be extinct in the UK until one was discovered in Dartmoor in 1994, has been found in Coed Maesmelin, in Skewen near Neath, a wood in the care of the Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw).... 23/02/2015 image

New B-Lines resources available

New B-Lines resources available to download. As part of our B-Lines initiative several new resources have been developed that will provide guidance to enable everyone to take part in creating the B-Lines.... 19/02/2015 image

Events

Sandmartin Cliff scrub clearance

Come and join Buglife and the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT), to help clear scrub at the Sandmartin Cliff Local Wildlife Site, part of the Chafford Gorges Nature Park. This is a rare opportunity to get on to the site and see it up close.... 09/02/2015 image

Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair

Love bugs? ...then Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair is the place for you! Identification sessions - For ages 14 and above on some of the most popular groups including Hoverflies and Dragonflies.... 22/01/2015 image