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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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New forest cicada

(Cicadetta montana)

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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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Events

  • Wildlife Discovery Day

    Join us for a free day of family fun! Discover the wildlife of Plymouth in the largest green space in the city, Central Park. On the day you’ll be able to find out what great things you can do to help Devon’s wildlife.  There will be lots of fun children’s activities including bug hunting, face painter and creative crafts....

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  • RES Insect Festival 2015

    Royal Entomological Societies Insect Festival is back! The Yorkshire Museum Gardens will host the jam-packed day of celebrations for everything insect related! There will be stands full of information and activities, traders, wildlife organisations and much more. ...

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  • Bug hunt at Bilton Hall, Jarrow

    Come along a spend a few hours with Buglife discovering the bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and beetles which live on the wildflowers growing around the parks at Salcombe Avenue, Bilton Hall. A great afternoon for children but everyone welcome.   ...

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News

Pesticide approval strikes blow for bees

Buglife are outraged at the news that the Government will be allowing the planting of oilseed rape seeds, treated with bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides this autumn.... 23/07/2015 image

Archbishop blesses rare Yorkshire beetles

The rare Tansy beetle has received another boost to its conservation in the form of a blessing from the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.... 16/07/2015 image

Events

Wildlife Discovery Day

Join us for a free day of family fun! Discover the wildlife of Plymouth in the largest green space in the city, Central Park. On the day you’ll be able to find out what great things you can do to help Devon’s wildlife.  There will be lots of fun children’s activities including bug hunting, face painter and creative crafts.... 25/06/2015 image

RES Insect Festival 2015

Royal Entomological Societies Insect Festival is back! The Yorkshire Museum Gardens will host the jam-packed day of celebrations for everything insect related! There will be stands full of information and activities, traders, wildlife organisations and much more. ... 22/06/2015 image