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Bright Seeds join Buglife in wildflower initiative to help pollinators

With reports suggesting 60% of pollinators are in decline, a leading seed specialist has partnered up with the nationwide invertebrate charity, Buglife, in a quest to highlight the importance of invertebrates to the ecosystem.   Salisbury-based Bright Seeds claim the post-war period has seen the UK lose a staggering 97% of wildflower-rich grassland, the equivalent of around 3m hectares (ha); a situation that has prompted a move by the company to develop new wildflower meadows. Bright Seeds will be donating 10% of all sales made on its bumblebee wildflower mix to Buglife.


Vote Urban Buzz

Help Buglife save our pollinators and secure £25,000 to make UK cities rich in bees and buzzing with pollinators. It is super easy all you have to do is VOTE for our URBAN BUZZ project.   Click this link below to find out more about the project and to VOTE, you get 10 votes and you can use these all on the same project. Please pass this on to anyone you know, who wants to help bees.


Large wall spider for Halloween

Today Buglife are excited to announce a great new partnership with Flint Lock Gallery the opportunity to buy limited edition, large high resolution prints of your favourite bugs by photographer Damon Pearson. Launched on Halloween this collaboration includes the obligatory spider image definitely not one for arachnophobes.  


Buglife in Ireland

Buglife are delighted to announce that for the first time they have a staff presence in Ireland with the appointment of two Northern Ireland Conservation Officers. Anna Hart from Armagh and Adam Mantell from County Down have joined the Buglife team leading to the establishment of a paid position in the north and providing scope for into wider Ireland. The first year of project work which will be focussing on four key areas: ·         Looking at the monitoring standards of invertebrate in nature reserves across Northern Ireland


The Jewel of York has an extra reason to sparkle

The annual count of the endangered Tansy beetle shows a significant boost in the population since last year The 2016 count of this iridescent leaf beetle, which is often referred to as the ‘Jewel of York’, estimates approximately 40,000 Tansy beetles in and around the York area. This represents a huge growth from the estimated population of 24,000 recorded in 2015.The annual count is carried out by a team of about 30 volunteers and surveys, in total, 90km of bank along the River Ouse around York.


Everyone welcome to help get Cockington Country Park Buzzing

This weekend Buglife and Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust are creating new wildflower mini meadows within Cockington arboretum, and they need your help to sow the seeds.   The flowers will provide a burst of colour in the summer, and much needed food and habitat for bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects.  


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