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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

Torbay’s Buzzing Blog January 2017

A lot has been happening with Torbay’s  Buzzing over the Autumn and Winter. Wildflower meadow creation Autumn is a great time to sow wildflower meadow areas, so I was very...

06/02/2017

The Discovery of Glowing Woodlice

A guest blog from our partners at the St Helena National Trust   The Critically Endangered Spiky yellow woodlouse (Pseudolaureola atlantica), only found on St Helena, has been found to...

24/01/2017

Getting a Buzz into Birmingham

A personal perspective from Nick Packham is the Urban Buzz officer for Birmingham, who has been with the project since the start in October 2015. Nick is tasked with creating...

10/11/2016

Pollinator Conservation in Agriculture

By Scott Hoffman Black – Executive Director Xerces Society Recently, conservationists have been discussing the role of agriculture in helping pollinators—and for good reason. About half of the U.S. land...

03/10/2016