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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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  • 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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  • From Source to Resource: Making Biological Records Count

    Over 7.5 million volunteer hours go into monitoring the UK’s nature every year. Data generated through recording schemes, ad-hoc sightings and fieldwork allows researchers, land managers and conservationists to better understand the state of the natural world around us and identify how best to restore, conserve and save landscapes and species.  ...

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  • Workshop for Land Owners and Mangers about Grassland Meadows

    This workshop is aimed at land owners and managers to inform them of the importance of Scotland’s grassland meadows for pollinating insects and the ecosystem services they provide, as well as providing management advice and guidance. The workshop, while discussing pollinating insects in general, will have a focus on management for solitary bees.  ...

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Stop Tilbury Expansion

Buglife have serious concerns over the impact on the national important invertebrate assemblage found on the site for the Tilbury 2 development and are making representations on the proposals.... 12/12/2017 image

Heavy Neonicotinoid Insecticide Contamination Damaging British Rivers

The first analysis of new monitoring data reveals that British freshwaters are heavily contaminated with neonicotinoids.  Half of the sites monitored in England exceed chronic pollution limits and two rivers are acutely polluted.   ... 12/12/2017 image


Exsecta at Christmas

Wednesday 20 December 10.30am – 4pm exsecta at Xmas... 12/20/2017 image

New Year Wild Workout

Wednesday 3 January 2018 10.30am – 4pm New Year’s wild workout... 01/03/2018 image