Latest Blog Posts

Swanscombe Stories #1 – a Kestrel hovers

Guest blog by Donna Zimmer, local wildlife enthusiast from Swanscombe Marshes There is a September ‘nip in the air’ freshness as I reach the big blue skies at Swanscombe Marshes....

21/09/2020

Conservation Blog

Buglife Scotland welcomed Natalie Stevenson as Scotland Manager (maternity cover) last week. Natalie joins the organisation after more than ten years running small environmental charities. She is looking forward to...

21/09/2020

Creating a buzz for retail and business parks

Guest blog by Climate Action North We all know that wild pollinators are in trouble with UK bee, butterfly, and moth species in decline. The Climate Action North Pollinator Parks...

11/08/2020

Buglife’s B-Lines

By Dr Catherine M. Jones, Pollinator Officer, Buglife Buglife’s B-Lines map provides a recovery network for bees and other pollinators along which partners can target the creation and restoration of...

13/07/2020

B-Lines – what is it all about?

What’s the problem? Our insects and other invertebrates are in trouble.  Now this is due to a number of factors, including climate change, pesticide use, pollution of rivers and streams...

09/07/2020

How to be the best bee hotel manager

A guest posting from Andrew William Kirkland When discussing bees, we tend to imagine social bees such as the physics-defying flight of bumblebees or honeybee hives filled with honey. However,...

07/07/2020

Bug Hunt with Learning Resources

We’ve teamed up with Learning Resources, experts in educational toys that make learning fun, who have created a fantastic Kid’s Guide to Growing Fruit and Vegetables. The colourful graphic has...

06/05/2020

Maybug

By Andrew Whitehouse, Countries Manager for Buglife Yesterday, I saw my first maybug of the year. Regular as clockwork, these large flying beetles appear in late April or early May....

29/04/2020

Dark-edged Bee-fly

With its furry body, the Dark-edged bee-fly (Bombylius major) is commonly mistaken for a bee.  These distinctive furry flies are active from March to June in gardens and along hedgerows...

05/03/2020