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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.

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Rare plant blooms on Cornish Urban Buzz site

(c) Laura Larkin

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. Last year, Buglife’s Urban Buzz project, funded by Biffa Award and the Eden Project, worked with local councils and communities to create new wildflower-rich habitats for pollinating insects across Falmouth, Truro, Wadebridge and St Austell.

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

Strathblane Primary School working on the pollinator way

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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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. To mark the partnership Jub Holland’s Tony Lindhout presented an initial cheque for £750 to Buglife Director Paul Hetherington in Central Park Peterborough (close to the Buglife head office) the scene of a complimentary 100m2 of bulb planting delivered by Jub Holland last Autumn, to mark the partnership.

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

(c) Suzanne Burgess

Buglife Scotland has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £40,600.00 for an exciting heritage project, West Lothian’s B-Lines. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, alongside extra funding of £12,000 from West Lothian Council, the project will work closely with the council, local community groups and schools to create accessible, wildflower-rich green spaces across West Lothian for the benefit of both people and pollinators. The project will run for two years from 1st June 2019 until 31st April 2021.  

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Pollinators in Peril - Climate Change Threat to UK Bees

New Report on World Bee Day Paints Bleak Picture of Extinction and Decline   Climate change, habitat loss, pollution and disease are pushing some bees to extinction, a new report by WWF and Buglife reveals. The scientific research, published on World Bee Day (May 20), looks at bee populations in the East of England and finds many species are on the brink of extinction, with 17 species lost from the region entirely.  

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