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Operation Land crab

A hardworking and, in my opinion, very cute animal spotted whilst I’ve been on Ascension Island is the Land crab (Johngarthia lagostoma), which spends much of its time inland in...

05/06/2014

An island of contrasting sides

One option to get to St Helena is to fly to Ascension Island and then pick up the RMS St Helena to get to Jamestown in St Helena. Landing at...

02/06/2014

The story so far

Famous for being Napoleon Bonaparte’s final place of exile, St Helena is also known as the ‘Galapagos of the South Atlantic’, due to its unique wildlife.  As the wildlife there...

23/05/2014

Who listens to the bugs?

Last week I blogged about bug communication, concluding with the point that bugs are unable to communicate directly with humans about the damage that we are doing to their homes...

23/05/2014

What do the bugs say?

Bugs are capable of complex and amazing communication with each other, with other animals and with plants.  These communications evolved to enable bugs to avoid threats, secure resources, and breed. ...

16/05/2014

UK Parliament Celebrates Bees and Pollinators

Last Wednesday (30 April 2014) Buglife and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity hosted a “Pollinator Strategy Reception and Bee Walk” in the House of Commons – focussed on...

09/05/2014

Unequal distribution of aid

Many people love ladybirds, earthworms, bumblebees, butterflies and other bugs and the vast majority of people understand that invertebrates are essential for healthy ecosystems.  But people generally don’t spend a...

24/04/2014

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