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Let's continue the fight against invasive species

In shutting the door on Europe, let us not open it wide to damaging non-native species.

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The last flight of the bees

This guest blog is provided by Chris Rawlings an Environmental Science graduate who runs a small marketing and design agency based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

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Bee’s eye view of 2017 election manifestos

Just two years ago we had a UK general election and Buglife produced a summary  of the manifesto commitments that would affect bees and other little animals that make the planet function.  Here we look at the 2017 election manifestos and give you a digest of their wildlife content.

 

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Cuteism

By Craig Macadam, Buglife's Conservation Director.

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.  When George Orwell wrote these words in the early 1940s he was of course parodying the communist regime in Russia at the time.  Today however the maxim continues to be played out in the British countryside.

 

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Potted plant problems

A blog from Craig Macadam, Director of Conservation at Buglife

Wonderful Wisterias, Heavenly Hellebores, Perfect Primroses, Magnificent Magnolias. Garden centres across the UK are overflowing with new stocks of plants to brighten up your home and garden – but these beautiful blooms may harbour unwanted stowaways that will wreak havoc in your garden. Who knows what is going to crawl out of a rainforest into a pot plant and your garden, and what it will do to agriculture, garden plants, wildlife or even your health when it arrives!

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Torbay’s Buzzing Blog January 2017

A lot has been happening with Torbay’s  Buzzing over the Autumn and Winter.

Wildflower meadow creation

Autumn is a great time to sow wildflower meadow areas, so I was very busy arranging for ground preparation at our sites (rotavation of existing grass areas) and then seeding them with wildflower seeds

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