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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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Duke of Burgundy

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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

  • Spider ID course in Essex

    The Essex Field Club are holding a one day course to introduce naturalists to the world of recording spiders! Learn to identify spiders to family level and be introduced to microscope work with one of the UK’s leading spider experts, Tony Russell-Smith....

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  • Forth Nature Counts Bioblitz Falkirk

    Become a citizen scientisit and join our bioblitz! Join Buglife, the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative team, and friends for a short bioblitz at Kinneil LNR, Falkirk....

    17/04/2015 image

  • Forth Nature Counts Bioblitz - Grangemouth

    Become a citizen scientisit and join our bioblitz! Join Buglife, the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative team, and friends for a short bioblitz at the SWT Jupiter Wildlife Centre Grangemouth....

    17/04/2015 image

News

New B-Lines educational resources available for primary schools

As part of our B-Lines project we have several new downloads available for primary schools. ... 23/04/2015 image

Neonics hammer wild bees - new evidence proves worst case scenario

Wild bees have been hammered by the use of neonicotinoid pesticides according to the results of a new study on oil seed rape in Sweden.... 23/04/2015 image

Events

Spider ID course in Essex

The Essex Field Club are holding a one day course to introduce naturalists to the world of recording spiders! Learn to identify spiders to family level and be introduced to microscope work with one of the UK’s leading spider experts, Tony Russell-Smith.... 20/04/2015 image

Forth Nature Counts Bioblitz Falkirk

Become a citizen scientisit and join our bioblitz! Join Buglife, the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative team, and friends for a short bioblitz at Kinneil LNR, Falkirk.... 17/04/2015 image