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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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  • Buglife at BirdFair

    Come and visit Buglife in the Simon King tent throughout BirdFair 2019 at Rutland Water ...

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  • Workshop - Introduction to pollinators

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

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  • Buglife at Countryfile Live

    Buglife will have a stand and be giving a number of talks in the Wildlife Zone throughout Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordhire. We will be featuring bugs in your garden and the wonderful world of ancient trees. ...

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Buglife partner with Jub Holland bulbs to brighten our towns

Buglife are pleased to announce their new partnership with Dutch bulb suppliers Jub Holland. Jub Holland will be contributing a share of all large scale planting proceeds towards the creation of the B-Lines network.... 14/06/2019 image

Buglife Scotland secures National Lottery support to get West Lothian buzzing through new B-Lines project

Buglife Scotland has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £40,600.00 for an exciting heritage project, West Lothian’s B-Lines.... 03/06/2019 image

Events

An introduction to pollinators Hogganfield

This afternoon outdoor session will introduce the diversity of Scottish pollinators (looking at bees, flies, butterflies, moths and beetles), how the most commonly seen species can be identified, survey techniques and how pollinators can be monitored using flower-insect-timed counts. Venue;    Lethamhill Golf Club, 1240 Cumbernauld Road, G33 1AH ... 06/17/2019 image

How to monitor pollinators

An outdoor evening session introducing the diversity of pollinators to Scotland. The session will also look at how to survey pollinators using flower-insect-timed counts. Venue;    Lethamhill Golf Club, 1240 Cumbernauld Road, G33 1AH ... 06/17/2019 image

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