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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 of the month

Steven Falk

Giant big-thigh wasp

(Chalcis sispes)

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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

  • Help create brownfield education in Thurrock

    Come and join Buglife and the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT), to help create a new brownfield education area at  Thurrock Thameside Nature Park as part of the ...

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  • Pollinator Nectar Network Workshop

    Find out about the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and how to create and manage habitat for different groups of pollinators – its not all about the flowers. There will be a 'meet the pollinators’ presentation, some live specimens to look at, and a pollinator walk in the afternoon....

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  • Butterfly and Bumblebee identification and monitoring workshop

    Find out how to identify Scottish butterflies (and bumblebees) and use them to assess the quality of your local nature reserve, park, green space or garden....

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News

How to make your business buzz!

Buglife have teamed up with Anglian Water to produce an exciting pack to inspire businesses across the country to create their own habitat for bugs.... 22/05/2015 image

NFU attempt to dodge pesticides ban: Bee Coalition reaction

The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers Union is  attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.... 22/05/2015 image

Events

Help create brownfield education in Thurrock

Come and join Buglife and the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT), to help create a new brownfield education area at  Thurrock Thameside Nature Park as part of the ... 22/05/2015 image

Pollinator Nectar Network Workshop

Find out about the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and how to create and manage habitat for different groups of pollinators – its not all about the flowers. There will be a 'meet the pollinators’ presentation, some live specimens to look at, and a pollinator walk in the afternoon.... 20/05/2015 image