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Help Our Government to Help Our Pollinators

The Government is currently consulting the public on what it should do to protect our pollinators.  This is your chance to tell them how much you care about securing healthy...

17/04/2014

Big is Best but not for Bugs

This week's blog is a guest feature – by Germaine Greer. Germaine is Buglife’s President and has been helping the charity to champion the cause of ‘saving the small things that run the...

11/04/2014

Whitleigh’s Buzzing

Whitleigh has been a hive of activity lately. After site preparation of the meadow was completed by Plymouth City Council, Plymouth's Buzzing was joined on Tuesday 11 March by two...

07/04/2014

A Whale of a Decision

On the last day of March the International Court of Justice took a momentous decision. It ruled that Japan’s whaling activities in the Southern Oceans were commercial and not scientific. ...

04/04/2014

The Drugs (Neonicotinoids) Don’t Work

For over 20 years Neonicotinoid pesticides have been pushed onto British farmers by the agrochemical industry, becoming the most abundantly used insecticides. We already know they are a high risk...

28/03/2014

Is it ‘cos I is small?

*Warning: 'Is it 'cos I is small' – UK cultural Ali G comedy reference – international readers may prefer the title ‘Species discrimination – the elephant in the room We all...

21/03/2014

Save wildlife – close the UK borders to plants

A flatworm that overwhelms snails in a “gang attack” and has caused many extinctions when introduced to other parts of the world has now arrived in Europe.  Urgent action is...

14/03/2014

Compassionate Academia

Scientific university departments have the potential to be somewhat unfriendly and impenetrable places. Huge intellects striving for national or international recognition and working their socks off to get papers published...

07/03/2014

More homes created in Plymouth

Last week Plymouth’s Buzzing visited a new school. Although we are reaching the end of the project, we still managed to buzz across to Yealmpstone Farm Primary School to work...

05/03/2014

Whitleigh is sown to bee buzzing!

Yesterday, Plymouth’s Buzzing flew over to Whitleigh to see the start of our final meadow being sown. Staff from Plymouth City Council Street Scene Services were on hand with their...

05/03/2014