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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.


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.  


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.  


Branching out for the Hair Streak with Elm

Buglife’s Urban Buzz project, together with the City of Cardiff Council will be planting several varieties of elm tree on five sites in Cardiff between Bute Park and Forest Farm to provide important habitat for the White-letter hairstreak butterfly which has declined by 53%  in the UK since the 1970s.  


Help get Cardiff Buzzing with bees

Rhydypennau Library has been the talk of Cardiff as it has been awash with colour with its new pollinator friendly planting this summer was exploding with colour and buzzing with life. Part of Cardiff Urban Buzz, the Mini meadow, vegetable bed and herbs is one of the first of 100 sites across Cardiff to receive a ‘bee makeover’ to enable Cardiff parks to provide more homes for bees. Buglife is looking for local help to create these 100 Buzzing Hotspots.


Rare Mushroom Fly found in Peterborough

Buglife Vice President Alan Stubbs has recently made the second ever recorded find of the Six-spot flat-footed fly (Agathomyia sexmaculata) in the United Kingdom. It was found in an area of willow and nettle in Alwalton, Peterborough. It is also the first ever recorded male in the UK.   The only previous British record of this species was a female caught at Thompson Common, Norfolk on 13 October 2002; on the same latitude but about 80km due east.  


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