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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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Northern February red

(Brachyptera putata)

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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

  • Pressure mounts on Tilbury expansion

    As Buglife’s petition to stop the Tilbury expansion approaches 75,000 signatures, Natural England have submitted a very strong condemnation of the impact of losing the valuable wildlife site around the Tilbury Power Station.  ...

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  • Join the Hunt for the Northern February red stonefly

    Members of the public are being asked to help with a Scotland-wide survey to map the location of the Northern February red stonefly (Brachyptera putata).  ...

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  • 25 Year Environment Plan promises meadows for bees

    Buglife welcomes the great intentions of the Government’s new 25 Year Environment Plan, particularly in relation to restoring pollinator populations, and urges the Government to bring forward the enabling legislation before BREXIT.   ...

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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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  • An Introduction to Freshwater Invertebrates

    Bowmar Community Centre, Alloa, FK10 1BT – AM RSPB Black Devon Wetlands, Alloa – PM   Join Buglife for this free introductory training course and find out more about the creatures which inhabit our freshwater ponds. This is an opportunity to learn more about invertebrate life cycles, feeding habits and improve basic identification skills.  ...

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  • Nest Quest Bennachie

    Meet: 11:00 at Bennachie Visitor Centre finish at 14:00 Aimed at Adults and 12 years and over Free Please book as numbers limited: gabrielle.flinn@buglife.org.uk Join Buglife to learn more about wood ants who are architects, farmers, engineers and a lot more! ...

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News

Pressure mounts on Tilbury expansion

As Buglife’s petition to stop the Tilbury expansion approaches 75,000 signatures, Natural England have submitted a very strong condemnation of the impact of losing the valuable wildlife site around the Tilbury Power Station.  ... 02/02/2018 image

Join the Hunt for the Northern February red stonefly

Members of the public are being asked to help with a Scotland-wide survey to map the location of the Northern February red stonefly (Brachyptera putata).  ... 14/01/2018 image

Events

Nest Quest Glenmore

Architects, farmers, interpid exploerers and ecosystem engieers or as we know them wood ants. These fascinating societies help to keep the Scottish woodlands alive. Join Buglife to learn about these incredible creatures and learn how to monitor them. We will also be heading out to find our more about the local population and hopefully discover some new nests.... 03/03/2018 image

Wood Ant workshop and nest survey in Aberfoyle

Saturday 17th of March 2018, 10 am – 3pm.  ... 03/17/2018 image

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