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(Brachytera putata)

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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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  • Workshop for Land Owners and Mangers about Grassland Meadows

    This workshop is aimed at land owners and managers to inform them of the importance of Scotland’s grassland meadows for pollinating insects and the ecosystem services they provide, as well as providing management advice and guidance. The workshop, while discussing pollinating insects in general, will have a focus on management for solitary bees.  ...

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  • From Source to Resource: Making Biological Records Count

    Over 7.5 million volunteer hours go into monitoring the UK’s nature every year. Data generated through recording schemes, ad-hoc sightings and fieldwork allows researchers, land managers and conservationists to better understand the state of the natural world around us and identify how best to restore, conserve and save landscapes and species.  ...

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Join the Hunt for the Northern February red stonefly

Members of the public are being asked to help with a Scotland-wide survey to map the location of the Northern February red stonefly (Brachyptera putata).  ... 14/01/2018 image

25 Year Environment Plan promises meadows for bees

Buglife welcomes the great intentions of the Government’s new 25 Year Environment Plan, particularly in relation to restoring pollinator populations, and urges the Government to bring forward the enabling legislation before BREXIT.   ... 11/01/2018 image

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Heart and Head

Wednesday 7 February 2018 10.30am – 4pm Heart and head... 02/07/2018 image

From Source to Resource: Making Biological Records Count

Over 7.5 million volunteer hours go into monitoring the UK’s nature every year. Data generated through recording schemes, ad-hoc sightings and fieldwork allows researchers, land managers and conservationists to better understand the state of the natural world around us and identify how best to restore, conserve and save landscapes and species.  ... 02/10/2018 image

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