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Have You Seen the Loch Ness Monster

I have. No, not the long-necked, hump-backed star of so many grainy black and white photographs. I’m talking about a small predatory flatworm that lives deep in the waters of...

27/03/2018

Flies not fairways

Anyone who has visited Coul Links will know how magical a place it is. Golden sands, rolling dunes, wildflowers and wetlands alive with wildlife. This site is one of the...

17/10/2017

Let’s continue the fight against invasive species

In shutting the door on Europe, let us not open it wide to damaging non-native species. Japanese knotweed, Floating pennywort, Chinese mitten crab, Zebra mussel, Asian hornet, Grey squirrel –...

20/07/2017

The last flight of the bees

This guest blog is provided by Chris Rawlings an Environmental Science graduate who runs a small marketing and design agency based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. One day on a rare...

04/07/2017

Bee’s eye view of 2017 election manifestos

Just two years ago we had a UK general election and Buglife produced a summary  of the manifesto commitments that would affect bees and other little animals that make the...

07/06/2017

Cuteism

By Craig Macadam, Buglife's Conservation Director. All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.  When George Orwell wrote these words in the early 1940s he was...

17/05/2017

Potted plant problems

A blog from Craig Macadam, Director of Conservation at Buglife Wonderful Wisterias, Heavenly Hellebores, Perfect Primroses, Magnificent Magnolias. Garden centres across the UK are overflowing with new stocks of plants...

27/03/2017