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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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Young Buglife

Activities and info for young insect lovers and schools

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Bug of the month

John Walters

Rugged oil beetle

(Meloe rugosus)

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Urban Buzz

See how the Urban Buzz is developing

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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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Events

  • Pollinator Power - how to help bees and other insects

    Charter Room, Plymouth Guildhall Buglife and bee enthusiat gardener Brigit Strawbridge talking about the Urban Buzz Plymouth and how you can make a differnece for bees. ...

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  • More than just “Long Horns”!

    Date Tuesday 14th March 2017 Time 10 am – 3 pm Meet Pittencrieff Park Glassroom With characteristically long antennae and often striking colouration, longhorn beetles are eye-catching beasts! Did you know that they also have huge ecological importance, particularly in woodlands? ...

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  • Bugs and mini-beasts event

    Clunes Forest School Saturday 18th March 10.00  - 13.30 Join Buglife for this family event to learn about forest insects such as wood ants and beetles and their important role in the forest....

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News

Bridgeness Biodiversity and Grangepans Meadow

Buglife is calling on everyone to lend a hand to improve their local environment, and get involved in their forthcoming Volunteering Matters Action Earth project.  ... 27/03/2017 image

More wonderful wildflowers for Plymouth

This spring will see more stunning wildflower road verges being created through the centre of Plymouth as environmental charity Buglife and Plymouth City Council once again work together on the Urban Buzz project.... 27/03/2017 image

Events

Pollinator Power - how to help bees and other insects

Charter Room, Plymouth Guildhall Buglife and bee enthusiat gardener Brigit Strawbridge talking about the Urban Buzz Plymouth and how you can make a differnece for bees. ... 16/03/2017 image

More than just “Long Horns”!

Date Tuesday 14th March 2017 Time 10 am – 3 pm Meet Pittencrieff Park Glassroom With characteristically long antennae and often striking colouration, longhorn beetles are eye-catching beasts! Did you know that they also have huge ecological importance, particularly in woodlands? ... 28/02/2017 image