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The Jewel of York – a new interpretation

Buglife have today unveiled a new Tansy beetle interpretation board near Clifton Bridge in York, as part of the Tansy Beetle Champions project.   The interpretation board has been installed near Clifton Bridge on the Bootham side of the river, a location chosen due to the presence of Tansy beetles close by. This part of the river has also benefited from further planting of Tansy by the 1st Clifton Sea Scouts Cubs and Beavers earlier this year.  

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Trees for bees planted at Torre Valley South, Torquay

Anthophora plumipes (c) Ryan Clark

As part of the Torbay’s Buzzing! pollinator project, Buglife and staff and volunteers from Torre Abbey are planting “Trees for Bees” on Monday 12th December.   A small cider apple orchard will be created by planting traditional Devon varieties of apple trees at Torre Valley South in Torquay. The apple blossom will provide a boost of spring pollen and nectar for bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects, and in the autumn there will be apples for the local community to enjoy.  

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European Bee Award for B-Lines

The B-Lines network co-ordinated by Buglife has won the prestigious European Landowners Association’s Bee Award.  The Award recognises the work the B-Lines programme has been doing to encourage farmers and other land managers to make changes to their land management to provide habitats for insect pollinators.

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Top Award for Conservation Director

Craig receiving his award from Chris Packham

Craig Macadam, Buglife's Conservation Director, has been award the RSPB Species Champion award this year for Scotland in recognition of a decade work. Craig has championed the conservation of invertebrates for nearly a decade and has developed Buglife Scotland from a single part-time post to an established conservation organisation with 5 members of staff. His passion and enthusiasm inspires others and has delivered positive results for invertebrate conservation in Scotland.

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Tansy champions meet wildlife hero

Buglife Vice President Steve Backshall took time out ahead of his show in York to chat with local kids about their involvement with the jewel of York the Tansy beetle.  A group from 1st Clifton Sea Scouts Cubs and Beavers chatted with Steve back stage during the interval of his show.  

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Charity launches Crowdfunder appeal to give Plymouth a Buzz

A Crowdfunding appeal has been launched by Buglife to plant wildflower meadows across Plymouth to help our beleaguered bees and other pollinating insects.   Following on from the success of last summer’s wildflower displays, the charity has plans to create more patches of wildflower colour in partnership with Plymouth City Council.  New pollinator hotspots are planned for Crownhill, Devonport, Plympton, Southway, Stonehouse and other locations around the City.  

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