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Hornet hoverfly

(Volucella zonaria)

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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

  • Rare plant blooms on Cornish Urban Buzz site

    Nature conservationists are surprised and excited by the unexpected appearance of a rare plant in parks in Falmouth and St Austell.  The Small-flowered catchfly is an endangered plant in the UK, and to find it in a park is very unusual....

    18/07/2019 image

  • Success for Phase 2 of the John Muir Pollinator Way: Scotland’s first ‘B-Line’!

    Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government and the Greggs Foundation, plus support from Central Scotland Green Network Trust and local councils, over 7.5 hectares of land has now been enhanced for the benefit of pollinating insects and other wildlife through the second phase of the John Muir Pollinator Way project!...

    16/07/2019 image

  • Buglife partner with Jub Holland bulbs to brighten our towns

    Buglife are pleased to announce their new partnership with Dutch bulb suppliers Jub Holland. Jub Holland will be contributing a share of all large scale planting proceeds towards the creation of the B-Lines network....

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Events

  • Workshop - Introduction to pollinators

    A FREE workshop on an introduction to pollinating insects....

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  • Workshop: Introduction to hoverflies

    A FREE Workshop on an introduction to hoverflies and their identification. There are over 280 species of hoverfly in the UK and many of them are excellent mimics of bumblebees, honey bees and wasps.  Adult hoverflies are important pollinators and the larvae of several species are controllers of aphids and other pest species....

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  • Workshop: Introduction to pollinators

    A FREE workshop on an introduction to pollinating insects....

    21/05/2019 image

News

Rare plant blooms on Cornish Urban Buzz site

Nature conservationists are surprised and excited by the unexpected appearance of a rare plant in parks in Falmouth and St Austell.  The Small-flowered catchfly is an endangered plant in the UK, and to find it in a park is very unusual.... 18/07/2019 image

Success for Phase 2 of the John Muir Pollinator Way: Scotland’s first ‘B-Line’!

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government and the Greggs Foundation, plus support from Central Scotland Green Network Trust and local councils, over 7.5 hectares of land has now been enhanced for the benefit of pollinating insects and other wildlife through the second phase of the John Muir Pollinator Way project!... 16/07/2019 image

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