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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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Activities and info for young insect lovers and schools

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Bug of the month

Ian Perkins

Duke of Burgundy

(Hamearis lucina)

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UK bug map

Your sightings

From ladybirds to oil beetles

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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

  • The bee’s knees of insect homes

    Invertebrate conservation experts Buglife have teamed up with garden products supplier Greenkey Garden & Home Ltd to develop a whole new range of bug homes for gardens, patios or even balconies....

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  • Lining up to save London’s pollinators

    Whether you are a manager of a park or an individual with a window box, you could be part of a growing band of committed Londoners helping the capital’s declining insect population through the creation of a B-Line for London....

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  • Buglife and fashion label unite to save invertebrates

    Wildlife charity Buglife and eco fashion label Rapanui have today launched a collaborative invertebrate focussed fashion collection. The collection aims to raise awareness of the diversity and wonder of invertebrate species and raise funds to help save the small things that run the planet....

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Events

  • Peterborough Wildlife Festival’s Grand Finale

    To celebrate the end of a week of wildlife events and activities, Buglife and dozens of other conservation organisations will be getting together for one grand finale! Come and see Buglife's stand where we will be running family bug hunts throughout the day, alongside a bug art activity....

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  • An evening with Buglife and Froglife

    Ever wondered how bugs talk to each other or just what our amphibians and reptiles are up to this time of year? A light-hearted evening of talks by Buglife and Froglife’s chief executives titled ‘Small Talk – How the Bugs Communicate’ and ‘Leaping into Spring’....

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  • Moth trapping at Ferry Meadows

    Join Buglife to explore the amazing moths that come out at Ferry Meadows during the night! We’ll use a light trap to attract moths from the nearby trees and fields, then use picture guides to help identify what we’ve caught. A great opportunity to get up close and personal with the hidden bugs of the night to celebrate the Peterborough Wildlife Festival....

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News

The bee’s knees of insect homes

Invertebrate conservation experts Buglife have teamed up with garden products supplier Greenkey Garden & Home Ltd to develop a whole new range of bug homes for gardens, patios or even balconies.... 31/03/2015 image

Lining up to save London’s pollinators

Whether you are a manager of a park or an individual with a window box, you could be part of a growing band of committed Londoners helping the capital’s declining insect population through the creation of a B-Line for London.... 30/03/2015 image

Events

Peterborough Wildlife Festival’s Grand Finale

To celebrate the end of a week of wildlife events and activities, Buglife and dozens of other conservation organisations will be getting together for one grand finale! Come and see Buglife's stand where we will be running family bug hunts throughout the day, alongside a bug art activity.... 31/03/2015 image

An evening with Buglife and Froglife

Ever wondered how bugs talk to each other or just what our amphibians and reptiles are up to this time of year? A light-hearted evening of talks by Buglife and Froglife’s chief executives titled ‘Small Talk – How the Bugs Communicate’ and ‘Leaping into Spring’.... 31/03/2015 image