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Give Our Unsung Garden Heroes a Home this Summer

Marmalade hoverfly (c) Rory Dimond

The RSPB and Buglife ask the public to give nature a home in their gardens this summer by planting food for some of the UK’s overlooked pollinators – hoverflies.  

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Air Pollution letter

Matt Shardlow

On National Clean Air Day, we’re calling for action to cut air pollution which threatens our native wildlife (‘Nature needs fresh air too’).  

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What Lies Beneath

With Chelsea in full show it is worth considering what may be lurking in the soil around the many fabulous imported pot plants on show. The UK imports £1billion worth of live plants every year, mostly from EU countries and biosecurity is minimal.  Last year the UK suffered new invasions from a number of species probably imported in soil, including the Obama worm, Red palm weevil and Asian hornet.

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Pencampwraig Rhywogaeth yn chwilio am y Chwilen Olew Ddu ar arfordir Penrhyn Gŵyr

Ymwelodd Pencampwraig Rhywogaeth cyntaf Buglife Cymru, Rebecca Evans AC, â Phenrhyn Gŵyr yr wythnos diwethaf i chwilio am y Chwilen olew ddu.

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Boston Bee Party

Local company and charity in partnership to save the small things that run the planet   Lincolnshire’s Boston Seeds has donated £1,500 to Peterborough based charity Buglife, to aid their work in the conservation and development of habitats for endangered invertebrates. Receiving the cheque from Boston Seeds’ Commercial Manager, George Wallis, is Buglife’s Fundraising Director Paul Hetherington.  

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Species Champion searches for Black oil beetle on the Gower coast

Buglife Cymru’s first Species Champion, Rebecca Evans AM, visited the Gower last week in search of the Black oil beetle. The WEL Species Champions initiative asks Assembly Members to lend political support to the protection of Wales’ special and threatened wildlife by becoming ‘Species Champions’. The project aims to highlight the incredible diversity of nature in Wales, and  will help to ensure Wales delivers on the ambitions within the Environment (Wales) Act and the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

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