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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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Common cockchafer

(Melolontha melolontha)

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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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  • Bordered Brown Lacewing Survey 2

    Join Buglife Scotland to survey St Cyrus National Nature Reserve for the rare Bordered brown lacewing. This lacewing is known from only two sites in Scotland, Holyrood Park in Edinburgh and at Muchalls. There are historic records of this species from St Cyrus- will we be lucky in finding it??   Meeting point: St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, Montrose, DD10 0AQ ...

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  • Bordered Brown Lacewing Survey E2

    Join Buglife Scotland to survey Holyrood Park for the rare Bordered brown lacewing. This lacewing is known from only two sites in Scotland! We aim to determine its distribution at Holyrood Park, one of its known sites. We will be surveying different areas of Holyrood Park throughout the flying period of this species.  ...

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  • Introduction to lacewings and their relatives training workshop

    Lacewings are fascinating insects that are very under recorded. Of the 70 UK species, 40 of them have been recorded in Scotland. This introductory workshop will introduce lacewings and their relatives (snakeflies, scorpionflies and alderflies)....

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Pollinators in Peril - Climate Change Threat to UK Bees

New Report on World Bee Day Paints Bleak Picture of Extinction and Decline  ... 20/05/2019 image

Buglife x Teemill New Circular Technology Disrupts Fashion

Circular fashion has arrived, t-shirts made again from worn out t-shirts Plastic free organic material, wasteless printing powered by renewable energy Launching May 15th 2019    ... 15/05/2019 image


How to create and manage grasslands and other habitats for pollinators

A FREE workshop on how to create and manage grasslands and other habitats for pollinators.... 05/29/2019 image

Run Fest Run

Buglife will be represented at the RunFestRun event by the Back from the Brink, Ancients of the Future Project They will be tlaking about the uimportance of deadwood habitat, veteran trees ad the wonderful fauna dependent on these veterans of our woods and parks. ... 05/31/2019 to 06/02/2019 image