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Flying Start for Fife’s Buzzing Project

Cotlands park annual wildflowers (c) Suzanne Bairner

One year into this exciting wildflower meadow project, the Fife’s Buzzing project has already created more than 3 hectares of native flower-rich grassland.

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We don’t like crickets – we love them!

One of Britain’s most endangered insects is set to have a new home in Sussex thanks to work by South East Water and environment organisations Natural England and Buglife.

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Bee-utiful Bee calendar launched

Bee-autiful bee calendar

Buglife have launched Bee-autiful Bees, a 2016 calendar which will help save these amazing insects. The Bee-utiful Bee calendar is packed with close-up photos of bees on flowers alongside interesting facts and gorgeous illustrations. The really great news is that 100% of the profits will help Buglife continue their work to protect and save our native bees.

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Government authorised neonicotinoid pesticide use despite knowing they damage honeybee colonies

A Government study by their agency Fera has been published today.  The study contains three key results, it shows:-

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Repair work begins to restore a beautiful bog for bugs

Fannyside Muir Slamannan Bog Project area (c) Scott Shanks

Exciting new work has begun to help the amazing wildlife on one of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes, the lowland raised bog. This week, wildlife charity Buglife Scotland has started on a large project on the Slamannan Plateau, near Cumbernauld that will restore 183 hectares of damaged bog to their former glory.

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‘Extinct’ insect rediscovered in Edinburgh

Bordered brown lacewing (Megalomus hirtus) (c) Mike Smith

The Bordered brown lacewing (Megalomus hirtus) has been rediscovered on Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh after having not been seen for over 30 years, and feared to be extinct in the UK. The last record was from Edinburgh in 1982. The new specimen was found by Mike Smith, an intern with Buglife as part of a project supported by the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).

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