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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 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

  • Fife’s parks Buzzing with life

    After an exciting three-year team effort between Buglife, Fife Council, schoolchildren and community groups, over 13 hectares of native wildflower-rich grassland have been created at 23 locations across Fife. These new meadows are buzzing with life!  ...

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  • Rachael Maskell MP champion of the Tansy Beetle receives award for dedication to the Species Champions Project

    Rachael Maskell MP attended an award ceremony in Westminster on Monday 3 July to mark the first anniversary of the Species Champions project and celebrate the recruitment of 39 MPs from across the political spectrum.  The most actively involved MPs received awards from TV presenter Steve Backshall, recognising their efforts for nature conservation in Parliament and out in the field....

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  • Rare Spotty Beetle Jackpot

    As part of a year of activities to celebrate their 10th Anniversary, wildlife charity Buglife Scotland hope to rediscover some of Scotland’s rarest ‘lost’ bees, bugs and beetles. And spotting spotted pot beetles got the year off to a flying start. ...

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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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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event

    Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When:  10am-1pm....

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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event

    Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When:  10am-1pm....

    16/01/2017 image

News

Fife’s parks Buzzing with life

After an exciting three-year team effort between Buglife, Fife Council, schoolchildren and community groups, over 13 hectares of native wildflower-rich grassland have been created at 23 locations across Fife. These new meadows are buzzing with life!  ... 27/07/2017 image

Rachael Maskell MP champion of the Tansy Beetle receives award for dedication to the Species Champions Project

Rachael Maskell MP attended an award ceremony in Westminster on Monday 3 July to mark the first anniversary of the Species Champions project and celebrate the recruitment of 39 MPs from across the political spectrum.  The most actively involved MPs received awards from TV presenter Steve Backshall, recognising their efforts for nature conservation in Parliament and out in the field.... 12/07/2017 image

Events

Workshop on an introduction to Leaf beetles and their identification.

Leaf beetles are fascinating insects! This group includes many recognisable species such as the garden pest the Lily beetle, the invasive Rosemary beetle and the incredible Bloody nosed beetle (that is very rarely seen in Scotland!). This workshop will introduce the leaf beetle family, how it can be recognised from other beetles and some of the commoner species that can be found in Scotland.... 08/17/2017 image

The Spiders of Waltham Place and Brenthurst Garden

The Spiders of Waltham Place and Brenthurst Garden- Thursday 24th August 2017 9.30am- 4.15pm... 08/24/2017 image

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