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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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Bug facts

  • £367 million

    annual value of dung beetles to the UK.

  • £691 million

    annual value of pollination in the UK.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers depend on insect pollination 

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News

  • Councils urged to adopt bee-friendly grass-cutting and introduce pollinator action plans

    • Reduced grass-cutting can save councils thousands of pounds • Only two English county councils have comprehensive bee action plans in place Councils are being urged by Friends of the Earth and Buglife to do more to help Britain’s bees after a survey found that only two English county councils have comprehensive pollinator action plans in place....

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  • Cystadleuaeth ffotograffiaeth Infertebratau Anhygoel Cymru

    Yn galw ar bob ffotograffydd bywyd gwyllt ifanc! Dyma gyfle'r haf yma iti gymryd rhan yng nghystadleuaeth Buglife Cymru ble gelli ennill gwobrau anhygoel yn cynnwys cyfres o lyfrau ‘Beetle Boy’, copi wedi ei lofnodi o lyfr newydd M.G. Leonard: ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’, gwesty pryfetach ar gyfer dy ysgol, aelodaeth blwyddyn am ddim o Buglife a llawer mwy!   ...

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  • Wonderful Welsh invertebrates photo competition

    Calling all junior wildlife photographers! This summer, take part in Buglife Cymru’s photography competition and you could win some amazing prizes including the set of Beetle Boy books, a signed copy of M.G. Leonard’s new title ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’, a bug home for your school grounds, a free years membership to Buglife and more!   ...

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Events

  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event October

    Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When: First Wednesday of every month from 10am-1pm....

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  • Northern Coleopterists Meeting 2018

    10:00-10:20     Arrival 10:20-10:30     'Welcome' - Don Stenhouse & Dmitri Logunov 10:30-10:40     ‘The Tanyptera Project: intro and recap’ – Gary Hedges 10:40-11:00     ‘The Horace Last Staphylinidae collection’- Don Stenhouse...

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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event September

    Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When: First Wednesday of every month from 10am-1pm....

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News

Councils urged to adopt bee-friendly grass-cutting and introduce pollinator action plans

• Reduced grass-cutting can save councils thousands of pounds • Only two English county councils have comprehensive bee action plans in place Councils are being urged by Friends of the Earth and Buglife to do more to help Britain’s bees after a survey found that only two English county councils have comprehensive pollinator action plans in place.... 18/07/2018 image

Cystadleuaeth ffotograffiaeth Infertebratau Anhygoel Cymru

Yn galw ar bob ffotograffydd bywyd gwyllt ifanc! Dyma gyfle'r haf yma iti gymryd rhan yng nghystadleuaeth Buglife Cymru ble gelli ennill gwobrau anhygoel yn cynnwys cyfres o lyfrau ‘Beetle Boy’, copi wedi ei lofnodi o lyfr newydd M.G. Leonard: ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’, gwesty pryfetach ar gyfer dy ysgol, aelodaeth blwyddyn am ddim o Buglife a llawer mwy!   ... 06/07/2018 image

Events

Introduction to Hoverflies and their Identification

24th July 2018 A FREE Workshop on an introduction to hoverflies and their identification. There are over 280 species of hoverfly in the UK and many of them are excellent mimics of bumblebees, honey bees and wasps.  Adult hoverflies are important pollinators and the larvae of several species are controllers of aphids and other pest species.... 07/24/2018 image

Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event August

Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When: First Wednesday of every month from 10am-1pm.... 08/01/2018 image

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