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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

  • 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

  • Pollinator Tea Party

    Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join York Urban Buzz for a family friendly, fun, bee themed tea party and pollinator prowl! We have story telling by Hoglets, fun art activities, a pollinator photo booth, bug hunts and more!...

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  • Winners of Torbay’s Buzzing Art Competition announced!

    Wildlife charity Buglife and Torbay Council have run an art competition open to all primary schools in Torbay.  This was to design a postcard to be attached to wildflower seed packets to help people create their own patch of wildflower meadow in their gardens.  ...

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  • Golf course could push one of Scotland’s rarest species close to extinction

    Plans for a 236 hectare golf course near the Dornoch Firth in the Scottish Highlands could put one of Scotland’s rarest species at threat of extinction....

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Events

  • Introduction to meadow wildlife

    Join Buglife on Saturday the 6th of August at the Green Cabin near the Watersports Centre in Strathclyde Country Park (ML1 3ED) for an introductory workshop on Scottish Meadow wildlife. We will primarily focus on invertebrates, particularly pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies. ...

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  • Pollinator Tea Party

    Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join us at Rawcliffe Country Park in York for a family friendly, fun, bee themed picnic and pollinator prowl! Find out about the foods we eat that rely on insect pollination, join our pollinator prowls to see if you can spot any bees, butterflies or other pollinators....

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  • Bridgeness Ship Breakers habitat creation day!

    Join Buglife at Bridgeness Ship Breakers in Bo’ness on the first Wednesday of every month in 2016 from 10am-1pm to learn about the importance of this site for wildlife and get involved with habitat management tasks including scrub removal and...

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News

Pollinator Tea Party

Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join York Urban Buzz for a family friendly, fun, bee themed tea party and pollinator prowl! We have story telling by Hoglets, fun art activities, a pollinator photo booth, bug hunts and more!... 19/07/2016 image

Winners of Torbay’s Buzzing Art Competition announced!

Wildlife charity Buglife and Torbay Council have run an art competition open to all primary schools in Torbay.  This was to design a postcard to be attached to wildflower seed packets to help people create their own patch of wildflower meadow in their gardens.  ... 19/07/2016 image

Events

Introduction to meadow wildlife

Join Buglife on Saturday the 6th of August at the Green Cabin near the Watersports Centre in Strathclyde Country Park (ML1 3ED) for an introductory workshop on Scottish Meadow wildlife. We will primarily focus on invertebrates, particularly pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies. ... 19/07/2016 image

Pollinator Tea Party

Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join us at Rawcliffe Country Park in York for a family friendly, fun, bee themed picnic and pollinator prowl! Find out about the foods we eat that rely on insect pollination, join our pollinator prowls to see if you can spot any bees, butterflies or other pollinators.... 13/07/2016 image