Latest Blog Posts

Dim the Lights for Birds (and Bugs) at Night!

…blog by David Smith, Buglife Advocacy and Social Change Officer. Today is World Migratory Bird Day and this year’s theme is light pollution, something we have spoken a lot about...

14/05/2022

Don’t get bogged down with peat…

…blog by Craig Macadam, Buglife Conservation Director. Peat bogs are ancient habitats, formed over thousands of years, by the growth and decay of damp-loving Sphagnum mosses. This is an incredibly...

31/03/2022

What’s in a name….?

Our given names are capitalised.  It’s taken as read that names of countries, places, companies, even cars, are all capitalised.  Instantly recognised as a name; a noun, something of importance....

11/03/2022

Why bugs matter to me…

…Guest Blog from Dee Lawlor.  Dee Lawlor is a STEM Communicator and bat rehabilitator based in Scotland.  I’m sitting at my computer in my home office. From where I sit,...

21/02/2022

Light. The last socially accepted pollution?

The Environment Act has become law, COP26 has been and gone. Progress has been made on addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis, with still some way to go. However, despite...

26/11/2021

I’m a crayfish, get me out of here

Invasive species are one of the biggest threats to UK biodiversity. There are laws to prevent the release of non-resident species and laws that regulate the import, export, trade, keeping...

23/11/2021

London Resort – a fact check

Buglife is no stranger to standing up for bugs and fighting to save nationally important wildlife sites from being lost to development. Whether on sand dunes at Coul Links, peat...

24/09/2021