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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 earthworm

(Lumbricus terrestris )

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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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News

  • Flying Start for Fife’s Buzzing Project

    One year into this exciting wildflower meadow project, the Fife’s Buzzing project has already created more than 3 hectares of native flower-rich grassland....

    26/08/2015 image

  • We don’t like crickets – we love them!

    One of Britain’s most endangered insects is set to have a new home in Sussex thanks to work by South East Water and environment organisations Natural England and Buglife....

    25/08/2015 image

  • Bee-utiful Bee calendar launched

    Buglife have launched Bee-autiful Bees, a 2016 calendar which will help save these amazing insects. The Bee-utiful Bee calendar is packed with close-up photos of bees on flowers alongside interesting facts and gorgeous illustrations. The really great news is that 100% of the profits will help Buglife continue their work to protect and save our native bees....

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Events

  • Scottish Arachnologists Annual Meeting

    Buglife have been invited to talk at the Scottish Arachnologists annual meeting about our important invertebrate conservation work as well as some of our projects with spiders.  ...

    31/07/2015 image

  • Forth Nature Counts: Bioblitzing for Beginners

    Join Dr Scott Shanks from Buglife and members of the IFLI team to find out more about the Forth Nature Counts project, and how we've been helping local families and individuals to get started with biological recording at our citizen science Bioblitz events....

    31/07/2015 image

  • Edinburgh Festival Family Fun

    Join Buglife at the Edinburgh Festival! We’ll be making homes for ladybirds and lacewings and talking about woodland bugs....

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News

Flying Start for Fife’s Buzzing Project

One year into this exciting wildflower meadow project, the Fife’s Buzzing project has already created more than 3 hectares of native flower-rich grassland.... 26/08/2015 image

We don’t like crickets – we love them!

One of Britain’s most endangered insects is set to have a new home in Sussex thanks to work by South East Water and environment organisations Natural England and Buglife.... 25/08/2015 image

Events

Scottish Arachnologists Annual Meeting

Buglife have been invited to talk at the Scottish Arachnologists annual meeting about our important invertebrate conservation work as well as some of our projects with spiders.  ... 31/07/2015 image

Forth Nature Counts: Bioblitzing for Beginners

Join Dr Scott Shanks from Buglife and members of the IFLI team to find out more about the Forth Nature Counts project, and how we've been helping local families and individuals to get started with biological recording at our citizen science Bioblitz events.... 31/07/2015 image