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Corridors of Flower

Our countryside is fragmented and populations of many species are confined to widely separated islands. A Government announcement this week confirms that restoring and creating habitat in corridors, so that...

28/02/2014

Plymouth’s Buzzing in Spring

Plymouth was bathed in spring sunshine this weekend, well for an hour or two. It gave us time to revist one of our meadow projects. The Family Tree site in Central...

24/02/2014

Flooding and Bugs – What are the impacts?

Understandably attention has focussed on the plight of people, property and livestock during the recent floods. But what has it been like being a little bug during the recent weather?...

21/02/2014

Nature. Who will conquer it?

So concludes the BBC Winter Olympic trailer in tones hinting of a Victorian attitude that nature is a force to be mastered and defeated by the ingenuity and resourcefulness of...

14/02/2014

Defending wildlife and human liberties

Buglife believes in fairness and justice.  We believe that having space on the planet for the other species that live here is fair, and we believe that humans have a...

07/02/2014

Another Pollinator Friendly Primary in Plymouth

Plymouth’s Buzzing flew into another school yesterday. 90 children from Foundation and 90 from year 2 of Montpelier Primary School learnt about the plight of pollinators, their importance in food production...

05/02/2014

Is Britain too poor for wildlife?

Investment is needed to save the White-clawed crayfish from extinction, but funding cuts have brutally slashed all efforts to rehome endangered populations. This does not feel like a poor country so...

31/01/2014

Longcause Special School

Plymouth’s Buzzing went to a new school this week. Rupert joined 20 students at Longcause Special School to explain about pollinators and work with the students to make bug hotels....

30/01/2014

New Research Shines Light on Light Pollution

What do Italy, Poland, Serbia and Exeter all have in common? Clue: It’s not that they are all home to a world class light pollution research team, although that is...

24/01/2014

Welcome to my blog – Matt Shardlow

A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.' Gandalf – Lord of the Rings Perhaps the same is true of CEOs?  Certainly...

17/01/2014