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Hornet hoverfly

(Volucella zonaria)

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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

  • Creating a buzz for pollinators in Kilbirnie

    Buglife Scotland has received funding for the Garnock’s Buzzing project from National Lottery Heritage Fund, through the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership that will transform amenity grassland in Kilbirnie for pollinators....

    17/09/2019 image

  • Rare plant blooms on Cornish Urban Buzz site

    Nature conservationists are surprised and excited by the unexpected appearance of a rare plant in parks in Falmouth and St Austell.  The Small-flowered catchfly is an endangered plant in the UK, and to find it in a park is very unusual....

    18/07/2019 image

  • Success for Phase 2 of the John Muir Pollinator Way: Scotland’s first ‘B-Line’!

    Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government and the Greggs Foundation, plus support from Central Scotland Green Network Trust and local councils, over 7.5 hectares of land has now been enhanced for the benefit of pollinating insects and other wildlife through the second phase of the John Muir Pollinator Way project!...

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Events

  • Family Minibeast Hunt at the Big Forest Find

    Join Ancients of the Future Outreach Officer Hayley Herridge for a family-friendly minibeast walk where we will discover the wonders of ancient trees and deadwood. Use magnifying pots to get up close to wide variety of beetles, bugs and other insects . Suitable for all ages. Savernake Forest  ...

    17/09/2019 image

  • Workshop - Introduction to pollinators

    A FREE workshop on an introduction to pollinating insects....

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  • Workshop: Introduction to hoverflies

    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....

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News

Creating a buzz for pollinators in Kilbirnie

Buglife Scotland has received funding for the Garnock’s Buzzing project from National Lottery Heritage Fund, through the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership that will transform amenity grassland in Kilbirnie for pollinators.... 17/09/2019 image

Rare plant blooms on Cornish Urban Buzz site

Nature conservationists are surprised and excited by the unexpected appearance of a rare plant in parks in Falmouth and St Austell.  The Small-flowered catchfly is an endangered plant in the UK, and to find it in a park is very unusual.... 18/07/2019 image

Events

Family Minibeast Hunt at the Big Forest Find

Join Ancients of the Future Outreach Officer Hayley Herridge for a family-friendly minibeast walk where we will discover the wonders of ancient trees and deadwood. Use magnifying pots to get up close to wide variety of beetles, bugs and other insects . Suitable for all ages. Savernake Forest  ... 10/05/2019 image

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