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‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Sir David Attenborough

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Bog sun jumping spider (c) Lorne Gill

Bog sun jumper spider

(Heliophanus dampfi)

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Bug facts

  • 60% of all invertebrate

    species are declining

  • £510 million

    worth of pollination is provided by pollinating insects.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination 

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News

  • Help Urban Buzz this summer by taking on a challenge!

    Glen Gardens is awash with colour with its new wildflower meadow exploding with colour and buzzing with life. Part of York Urban Buzz, the Mosaic Garden at Glen Garden is one of the first of 100 sites across York to receive a ‘bee makeover’ to enable York parks to provide more homes for bees....

    27/07/2016 image

  • Plymouth City Centre gets a Buzzing Boost

    The Urban Buzz has well and truly arrived in the centre of Plymouth this year and it is starting to bloom, and buzz with bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects....

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  • Pollinator Tea Party

    Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join York Urban Buzz for a family friendly, fun, bee themed tea party and pollinator prowl! We have story telling by Hoglets, fun art activities, a pollinator photo booth, bug hunts and more!...

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Events

  • Wood Ant Workshop and NestQuest

    Join Buglife for a Free Workshop on Wood Ants at The Lodge in Aberfoyle on Saturday August 13th from 10am – 3.30pm. Here we will host a session on the ecology, behaviour and identification of one of the most incredible creatures to be found in the Scottish Woodland – The Wood ant. ...

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  • Introduction to meadow wildlife

    Join Buglife on Saturday the 6th of August at the Green Cabin near the Watersports Centre in Strathclyde Country Park (ML1 3ED) for an introductory workshop on Scottish Meadow wildlife. We will primarily focus on invertebrates, particularly pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies. ...

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  • Pollinator Tea Party

    Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join us at Rawcliffe Country Park in York for a family friendly, fun, bee themed picnic and pollinator prowl! Find out about the foods we eat that rely on insect pollination, join our pollinator prowls to see if you can spot any bees, butterflies or other pollinators....

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News

Help Urban Buzz this summer by taking on a challenge!

Glen Gardens is awash with colour with its new wildflower meadow exploding with colour and buzzing with life. Part of York Urban Buzz, the Mosaic Garden at Glen Garden is one of the first of 100 sites across York to receive a ‘bee makeover’ to enable York parks to provide more homes for bees.... 27/07/2016 image

Plymouth City Centre gets a Buzzing Boost

The Urban Buzz has well and truly arrived in the centre of Plymouth this year and it is starting to bloom, and buzz with bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.... 26/07/2016 image

Events

Wood Ant Workshop and NestQuest

Join Buglife for a Free Workshop on Wood Ants at The Lodge in Aberfoyle on Saturday August 13th from 10am – 3.30pm. Here we will host a session on the ecology, behaviour and identification of one of the most incredible creatures to be found in the Scottish Woodland – The Wood ant. ... 25/07/2016 image

Introduction to meadow wildlife

Join Buglife on Saturday the 6th of August at the Green Cabin near the Watersports Centre in Strathclyde Country Park (ML1 3ED) for an introductory workshop on Scottish Meadow wildlife. We will primarily focus on invertebrates, particularly pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies. ... 19/07/2016 image