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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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Activities and info for young insect lovers and schools

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Bug of the month

Jim Grant

New forest cicada

(Cicadetta montana)

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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 

More bug facts

News

  • Critically endangered spider saved from planning development

    One of the world’s rarest spiders has been given a fighting chance of survival, after an appeal to build new houses in an old quarry was dismissed earlier today....

    09/06/2015 image

  • Bede’s World Gets Jarrow Buzzing!

    This week, Buglife and Bede’s World museum are creating a new wildflower meadow in Jarrow....

    05/06/2015 image

  • Rare beetle to get new champions

    Found along the banks of the Ouse in York, the rare Tansy Beetle (Chrysolina graminis) has received another boost to its survival in the form of a dedicated Conservation Officer.  Buglife has received funding of £56,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund ...

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Events

  • Wildlife Discovery Day

    Join us for a free day of family fun! Discover the wildlife of Plymouth in the largest green space in the city, Central Park. On the day you’ll be able to find out what great things you can do to help Devon’s wildlife.  There will be lots of fun children’s activities including bug hunting, face painter and creative crafts....

    25/06/2015 image

  • RES Insect Festival 2015

    Royal Entomological Societies Insect Festival is back! The Yorkshire Museum Gardens will host the jam-packed day of celebrations for everything insect related! There will be stands full of information and activities, traders, wildlife organisations and much more. ...

    22/06/2015 image

  • Bug hunt at Bilton Hall, Jarrow

    Come along a spend a few hours with Buglife discovering the bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and beetles which live on the wildflowers growing around the parks at Salcombe Avenue, Bilton Hall. A great afternoon for children but everyone welcome.   ...

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News

Critically endangered spider saved from planning development

One of the world’s rarest spiders has been given a fighting chance of survival, after an appeal to build new houses in an old quarry was dismissed earlier today.... 09/06/2015 image

Bede’s World Gets Jarrow Buzzing!

This week, Buglife and Bede’s World museum are creating a new wildflower meadow in Jarrow.... 05/06/2015 image

Events

Wildlife Discovery Day

Join us for a free day of family fun! Discover the wildlife of Plymouth in the largest green space in the city, Central Park. On the day you’ll be able to find out what great things you can do to help Devon’s wildlife.  There will be lots of fun children’s activities including bug hunting, face painter and creative crafts.... 25/06/2015 image

RES Insect Festival 2015

Royal Entomological Societies Insect Festival is back! The Yorkshire Museum Gardens will host the jam-packed day of celebrations for everything insect related! There will be stands full of information and activities, traders, wildlife organisations and much more. ... 22/06/2015 image