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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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Common cockchafer

(Melolontha melolontha)

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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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  • Workshop - Introduction to pollinators

    A FREE workshop on an introduction to pollinating insects....

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  • An introduction to lacewings and their allies

    This afternoon session will involve a short indoor session for a presentation introducing lacewings and their allies. This will be followed by an outdoor session where attendees will learn survey techniques, how to identify certain species of lacewing and their relatives that may be collected (as well as other invertebrates collected) and how they can be monitored....

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  • Workshop: Introduction to hoverflies

    A FREE Workshop on an introduction to hoverflies and their identification. There are over 280 species of hoverfly in the UK and many of them are excellent mimics of bumblebees, honey bees and wasps.  Adult hoverflies are important pollinators and the larvae of several species are controllers of aphids and other pest species....

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Pollinators in Peril - Climate Change Threat to UK Bees

New Report on World Bee Day Paints Bleak Picture of Extinction and Decline  ... 20/05/2019 image

Buglife x Teemill New Circular Technology Disrupts Fashion

Circular fashion has arrived, t-shirts made again from worn out t-shirts Plastic free organic material, wasteless printing powered by renewable energy Launching May 15th 2019    ... 15/05/2019 image


How to create and manage grasslands and other habitats for pollinators

A FREE workshop on how to create and manage grasslands and other habitats for pollinators.... 05/29/2019 image

Run Fest Run

Buglife will be represented at the RunFestRun event by the Back from the Brink, Ancients of the Future Project They will be tlaking about the uimportance of deadwood habitat, veteran trees ad the wonderful fauna dependent on these veterans of our woods and parks. ... 05/31/2019 to 06/02/2019 image