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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

  • European Bee Award for B-Lines

    The B-Lines network co-ordinated by Buglife has won the prestigious European Landowners Association’s Bee Award.  The Award recognises the work the B-Lines programme has been doing to encourage farmers and other land managers to make changes to their land management to provide habitats for insect pollinators....

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  • Top Award for Conservation Director

    Craig Macadam, Buglife's Conservation Director, has been award the RSPB Species Champion award this year for Scotland in recognition of a decade work. Craig has championed the conservation of invertebrates for nearly a decade and has developed Buglife Scotland from a single part-time post to an established conservation organisation with 5 members of staff....

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  • Tansy champions meet wildlife hero

    Buglife Vice President Steve Backshall took time out ahead of his show in York to chat with local kids about their involvement with the jewel of York the Tansy beetle.  A group from 1st Clifton Sea Scouts Cubs and Beavers chatted with Steve back stage during the interval of his show.  ...

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Events

  • Wildflower Meadow Creation

    This autumn Urban Buzz Plymouth needs your help to sow the seed to transform parts of Plymouth into wonderful wildflower meadows. Some along and give us a hand at: Miller Wat, Estover – Sat 3rd December 12.30pm Meet at the park entrance opposite Yardley Gardens PL6 8UG ...

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  • Wildflower Meadow Creation

    This autumn Urban Buzz Plymouth needs your help to sow the seed to transform parts of Plymouth into wonderful wildflower meadows. Some along and give us a hand at: Bladder Meadow, Boniface Lane – Sat 3rd December 10.30am Meet at the entrance to Boniface Lane near the play area PL5 3AG ...

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  • Wildflower Meadow Creation

    This autumn Urban Buzz Plymouth needs your help to sow the seed to transform parts of Plymouth into wonderful wildflower meadows. Some along and give us a hand at: Lakeside Drive, Ernesettle - Fri 2nd December 10.30am Meet on the grass opposite Tangmere Avenue PL5  2SU ...

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News

European Bee Award for B-Lines

The B-Lines network co-ordinated by Buglife has won the prestigious European Landowners Association’s Bee Award.  The Award recognises the work the B-Lines programme has been doing to encourage farmers and other land managers to make changes to their land management to provide habitats for insect pollinators.... 29/11/2016 image

Top Award for Conservation Director

Craig Macadam, Buglife's Conservation Director, has been award the RSPB Species Champion award this year for Scotland in recognition of a decade work. Craig has championed the conservation of invertebrates for nearly a decade and has developed Buglife Scotland from a single part-time post to an established conservation organisation with 5 members of staff.... 29/11/2016 image

Events

Wildflower Meadow Creation

This autumn Urban Buzz Plymouth needs your help to sow the seed to transform parts of Plymouth into wonderful wildflower meadows. Some along and give us a hand at: Miller Wat, Estover – Sat 3rd December 12.30pm Meet at the park entrance opposite Yardley Gardens PL6 8UG ... 28/11/2016 image

Wildflower Meadow Creation

This autumn Urban Buzz Plymouth needs your help to sow the seed to transform parts of Plymouth into wonderful wildflower meadows. Some along and give us a hand at: Bladder Meadow, Boniface Lane – Sat 3rd December 10.30am Meet at the entrance to Boniface Lane near the play area PL5 3AG ... 28/11/2016 image