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(c) Jim Greenfield

Fireworks anemone

(Pachycerianthus multiplicatus)

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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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  • The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths

    Butterfly Conservation's Eighth International Symposium will be held at Southampton University, from the 6th to 8th April 2018 on the theme: 'The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths'  ...

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  • Heart and Head

    Wednesday 7 February 2018 10.30am – 4pm Heart and head...

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  • New Year Wild Workout

    Wednesday 3 January 2018 10.30am – 4pm New Year’s wild workout...

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Stop Tilbury Expansion

Buglife have serious concerns over the impact on the national important invertebrate assemblage found on the site for the Tilbury 2 development and are making representations on the proposals.... 12/12/2017 image

Heavy Neonicotinoid Insecticide Contamination Damaging British Rivers

The first analysis of new monitoring data reveals that British freshwaters are heavily contaminated with neonicotinoids.  Half of the sites monitored in England exceed chronic pollution limits and two rivers are acutely polluted.   ... 12/12/2017 image

Events

Exsecta at Christmas

Wednesday 20 December 10.30am – 4pm exsecta at Xmas... 12/20/2017 image

New Year Wild Workout

Wednesday 3 January 2018 10.30am – 4pm New Year’s wild workout... 01/03/2018 image

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