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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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Ash-black slug

((Limax cinereoniger))

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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

  • Farmcare Partners with Buglife and Natural England to Boost Pollinators

    Farmcare, the UK’s leading rural business, is partnering with Buglife and Natural England to work on a three year joint project that aims to improve the quantity and quality of insect pollinator habitats across Kent and Sussex.  ...

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  • A B-Line for the East of England

    A national project to create a network of wildflower-rich areas is making a huge splash in the East of England, thanks to the generous support of Anglian Water. A network for the East of England has just been identified, a huge step in helping to stop the decline of pollinators in the region.  ...

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  • John Muir Pollinator Way, Scotland’s first B-line

    Scotland’s first B-lines project, the John Muir Pollinator Way, has identified opportunities for creating, enhancing and managing important grassland habitat along the entire route of the John Muir Way and almost 2 miles either side, that will not only provide important foraging habitat for pollinating bees, hoverflies and other insects but also homes for other wildlife....

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Events

  • Bumblebee identification and meadow creation workshop

    Mugdock Country Park Glasgow G62 8EL This is a FREE event but booking is essential....

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  • ‘Bee Walk’ workshop

    This workshop will provide guidance on how to register and carry out your own BeeWalk. We will cover bee conservation and how to differentiate between the more common bees you’ll see. The classroom session will be followed by a hands on survey on Primley Meadow (weather permitting)...

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  • Rowntree Park Birthday Party

    ‘Come and find out more about the endangered Tansy beetle and how you can get involved’ sort of thing: 17 July – stand at Rowntree Park Birthday Party, Rowntree Park, York, YO23 1JQ, sharing Tansy Beetle Champions and Urban Buzz York project info.   ...

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News

Farmcare Partners with Buglife and Natural England to Boost Pollinators

Farmcare, the UK’s leading rural business, is partnering with Buglife and Natural England to work on a three year joint project that aims to improve the quantity and quality of insect pollinator habitats across Kent and Sussex.  ... 26/05/2016 image

A B-Line for the East of England

A national project to create a network of wildflower-rich areas is making a huge splash in the East of England, thanks to the generous support of Anglian Water. A network for the East of England has just been identified, a huge step in helping to stop the decline of pollinators in the region.  ... 24/05/2016 image

Events

Bumblebee identification and meadow creation workshop

Mugdock Country Park Glasgow G62 8EL This is a FREE event but booking is essential.... 23/05/2016 image

‘Bee Walk’ workshop

This workshop will provide guidance on how to register and carry out your own BeeWalk. We will cover bee conservation and how to differentiate between the more common bees you’ll see. The classroom session will be followed by a hands on survey on Primley Meadow (weather permitting)... 20/05/2016 image