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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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Bog sun jumping spider (c) Lorne Gill

Bog sun jumper spider

(Heliophanus dampfi)

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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

  • Pollinators are on the prowl at St Nicks

    There are a few final places left on the York Urban Buzz Pollinator Prowl being held at St Nicks on Thursday 11th August. The event, which will be attended by Rachael Maskell MP, is a celebration of the diversity, beauty, and importance of insect pollinators, which includes bees and butterflies....

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  • Would you like a little more tea? Said the Mad Hatter

    Yesterday, a great time was had by all at the Urban Buzz Pollinator Tea party held at Rawcliffe Country Park. There were bug hunts, story telling, face painting and a picnic, all to raise money for York based project Urban Buzz....

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  • Buglife welcomes new controls on Invasive Alien Species

    Buglife welcomes the added protection, coming into effect on 3rd August 2016, provided by the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation. Our increasingly connected world greatly raises the risk of spreading alien species through trade, recreation and leisure activities....

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Events

  • Pollinator Prowl

    We will be celebrating the diversity, beauty, and importance of insect pollinators. Whilst on the prowl we will likely see a range of butterflies, moths, bees, hoverflies, beetles and various other invertebrates amongst a range of habitats. Meet at St Nicks Environment Centre, York at 12.30pm for a brief indoor introduction then out into the field on St Nicks nature reserve....

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  • Managing brownfields for invertebrates workshop

    Wildlife-rich brownfields support some of the UK’s most threatened species, including scarce invertebrates found nowhere else in the country.  To best safeguard these valuable habitat resources and provide the best gains for wildlife, it is essential that they are  properly managed for  their interest....

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  • Bee hotel making event and bug hunt

    Come along and discover some of the intriguing mini-beasts that live on your doorstep. We’ll be hunting for bugs through the grassland and discovering what types of insects help keep our world alive. Get involved and help create fantastic new homes for some of our little critters to live in. Admission is free and there is no need to book....

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News

Pollinators are on the prowl at St Nicks

There are a few final places left on the York Urban Buzz Pollinator Prowl being held at St Nicks on Thursday 11th August. The event, which will be attended by Rachael Maskell MP, is a celebration of the diversity, beauty, and importance of insect pollinators, which includes bees and butterflies.... 09/08/2016 image

Would you like a little more tea? Said the Mad Hatter

Yesterday, a great time was had by all at the Urban Buzz Pollinator Tea party held at Rawcliffe Country Park. There were bug hunts, story telling, face painting and a picnic, all to raise money for York based project Urban Buzz.... 04/08/2016 image

Events

Pollinator Prowl

We will be celebrating the diversity, beauty, and importance of insect pollinators. Whilst on the prowl we will likely see a range of butterflies, moths, bees, hoverflies, beetles and various other invertebrates amongst a range of habitats. Meet at St Nicks Environment Centre, York at 12.30pm for a brief indoor introduction then out into the field on St Nicks nature reserve.... 04/08/2016 image

Managing brownfields for invertebrates workshop

Wildlife-rich brownfields support some of the UK’s most threatened species, including scarce invertebrates found nowhere else in the country.  To best safeguard these valuable habitat resources and provide the best gains for wildlife, it is essential that they are  properly managed for  their interest.... 04/08/2016 image