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Weekend blaze damages RSPB Canvey Wick Nature Reserve

On Saturday 8th August a large fire swept through an area of the Canvey Wick nature reserve, located in South Essex, requiring the attendance of 5 fire crews, including a specialist unit, to put out the blaze.
An area approximately two hectares in size (about two football pitches) of grass, scrub and reed, was burnt.

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Steve Backshall opens Canvey Wick- Britain’s first Bug Reserve

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Just days before slipping into his dancing shoes and sequined shirt, Steve Backshall did what he does best- spoke passionately about all things creepy and crawly, took children bug hunting in the dark and officially opened Canvey Wick- Britain’s first Bug Reserve in Essex.

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Rare oil beetle found in abundance on Hebridean island

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A rare flightless beetle found in only two locations in the UK has been counted in abundance on the Isle of Coll.

RSPB Scotland and Buglife researchers visiting the island were surprised to discover over 150 Short-necked oil beetles (Meloe brevicollis) on survey sites, a 400% increase on the last count carried out in 2010. Teams also identified two new sites for the beetle on the island.

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