Latest Blog Posts

National Meadows Day 2022 in Scotland

…blog by Claire Pumfrey, Buglife Conservation Officer, and Suzanne Burgess, Buglife Development Manager Scotland and Northern Ireland  Celebrate this year’s National Meadows Day by visiting some fantastic meadows in Central...

02/07/2022

National Meadows Day 2022 in England

…blog by Rachel Richards, Buglife B-Lines officer.  Join her for a walk through a North Yorkshire B-Lines meadow. Celebrate this year’s National Meadows Day by learning about pollinators in England!...

02/07/2022

Insect Week 2022: Let’s folk-us on Folklore…

…blog by Kaitlyn Elverson, Buglife Assistant Conservation Officer Have you ever thought about where you favourite fairy-tale stories come from? Or what inspired your favourite fantasy video game? Or even...

21/06/2022

Beyond No Mow May

As we head towards the end of No Mow May, it is worth considering whether you could go further – how about leaving some of your lawn uncut until the...

30/05/2022

Magnificent Stag Beetles…

…guest blog from Laura Bower, Conservation Officer for People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) Sadly, the incredible Stag Beetle is threatened across Europe.  PTES has been working to save Stag...

25/05/2022

How many non-native flatworms are in your garden…?

…blog by David Smith, Buglife Advocacy and Social Change Officer. Before I started working for Buglife I had no knowledge of terrestrial flatworms, nor the impacts non-native species might have...

19/05/2022

Dim the Lights for Birds (and Bugs) at Night!

…blog by David Smith, Buglife Advocacy and Social Change Officer. Today is World Migratory Bird Day and this year’s theme is light pollution, something we have spoken a lot about...

14/05/2022

Don’t get bogged down with peat…

…blog by Craig Macadam, Buglife Conservation Director. Peat bogs are ancient habitats, formed over thousands of years by the growth and decay of damp-loving Sphagnum mosses. This is an incredibly...

31/03/2022

What’s in a name….?

Our given names are capitalised.  It’s taken as read that names of countries, places, companies, even cars, are all capitalised.  Instantly recognised as a name; a noun, something of importance....

11/03/2022

Why bugs matter to me…

…Guest Blog from Dee Lawlor.  Dee Lawlor is a STEM Communicator and bat rehabilitator based in Scotland.  I’m sitting at my computer in my home office. From where I sit,...

21/02/2022