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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

  • Natural England in firing line for loss of unique wildlife site

    Buglife is set to challenge Natural England on its extraordinary failure to protect West Tilbury Marshes, a wildlife site,  within the Thames Estuary Important Invertebrate Area, that it has described as “irreplaceable” and claimed was being added to its SSSI designation pipeline....

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  • Leicester Urban Buzz Complete

    After nearly two years, Buglife’s Urban Buzz Leicester project has come to an end after working with local community groups to bring bees, beetles and butterflies into the heart of Leicester and smashing all of its targets!...

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  • Urban Leeds all of a Buzz

    After nearly two years, Buglife’s Urban Buzz Leeds project has come to an end after working with local community groups to bring bees, beetles and butterflies into the heart of Leeds and smashing all of its targets!...

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Events

  • 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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  • Bordered Brown Lacewing Survey 1

    The Bordered brown lacewing is known from only two sites in the UK, at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh and a site in Aberdeenshire. The lacewing is associated with aphids on Wood sage and rocky outcrops where this plant grows. There are historic records of this species and one of them includes Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve....

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News

Natural England in firing line for loss of unique wildlife site

Buglife is set to challenge Natural England on its extraordinary failure to protect West Tilbury Marshes, a wildlife site,  within the Thames Estuary Important Invertebrate Area, that it has described as “irreplaceable” and claimed was being added to its SSSI designation pipeline.... 03/04/2019 image

Leicester Urban Buzz Complete

After nearly two years, Buglife’s Urban Buzz Leicester project has come to an end after working with local community groups to bring bees, beetles and butterflies into the heart of Leicester and smashing all of its targets!... 03/04/2019 image

Events

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

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