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Buglife by Paul.hetherington - 5d ago

A Walk on the Wild Side walk in Abbey Park is hosted by an experienced wildlife expert who will lead you around the parkl and talk about the different types of trees wildlife found here.

The walk will begin at 10am outside Peppercorns cafe inside the park (the old pavilion building, near the oval). Our fantastic wildlife expert will lead you on a 1-1.5 hour exploration of the park to discover more about nature in the city. This short walk is free to attend, but numbers are limited so please register to book a ticket to secure your place.

When attending our walks, please dress appropriately for the weather conditions (rain coat/ warm clothes / sun hat - as applicable!) and wear comfortable sturdy shoes with flat soles (trainers are fine).

Please note: As we are looking at wildlife, we regret that dogs are not permitted on these walks.

This event is a collaboration between Making Wildlife Count and Choose How You Move. The Making Wildlife Count project is about partnership working and engaging local communities in the green space in which they live. The Choose How You Move project encourages people to get out on foot to discover Leicester and become familiar with its many walking routes. The project provides group walks in the city, which are open to all. Walks are assisted by our friendly volunteers.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30
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Free
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Leicester City Council
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Geolocation is 52.6482042, -1.1284438000000137

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walk-on-the-wild-side-abbey-park-tickets-45891141640
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Yn galw ar bob ffotograffydd bywyd gwyllt ifanc! Dyma gyfle'r haf yma iti gymryd rhan yng nghystadleuaeth Buglife Cymru ble gelli ennill gwobrau anhygoel yn cynnwys cyfres o lyfrau ‘Beetle Boy’, copi wedi ei lofnodi o lyfr newydd M.G. Leonard: ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’, gwesty pryfetach ar gyfer dy ysgol, aelodaeth blwyddyn am ddim o Buglife a llawer mwy!
 
Mae infertebratau’n cynnwys popeth o falwod a phryfed cop, chwilod a gwenyn i fwydod a phryfed lludw, gwyfynod a nadroedd miltroed. Cei hyd iddyn nhw mewn llawer o wahanol fannau, yn cynnwys yr ardd gefn, ar dir yr ysgol ac yn y parc lleol.
 
Sut i gystadlu: E-bostia dy luniau digidol at wales@buglife.org.uk, gyda dy enw, oed, tref ac ysgol. Galli anfon nifer o luniau atom, ond dylai pob e-bost fod yn llai na 6MB o faint.
 
Dyddiad cau: Dydd Gwener 14eg Medi 2018 a chyhoeddir enw’r pedwar enillydd ar 5ed Hydref.
 
Mae’r gystadleuaeth yn agored i blant rhwng 7 - 11 oed, a dylent ofyn am ganiatâd rhiant neu warcheidwad cyn cystadlu.
 
Caiff yr enillwyr eu dethol gan Buglife ac MG Leonard, awdur ‘ Beetle Boy’. Bydd yr enillwyr yn derbyn gwesty gwenyn ar gyfer eu hysgol, copi wedi ei fframio o’u llun ac aelodaeth blwyddyn am ddim o Buglife. Yn ogystal, bydd enillydd y wobr 1af yn derbyn trioleg o lyfrau ‘Beetle Boy’ a chopi o’r teitl newydd ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’.
 
Cysylltwch â Clare Dinham os oes gennych unrhyw ymholiadau, trwy e-bost at clare.dinham@buglife.org.uk neu dros y ffôn ar 02922 405604
 
Mae Buglife yn cadw’r hawl i ddefnyddio unrhyw luniau a anfonir i’r gystadleuaeth mewn arddangosfeydd a chyhoeddiadau anfasnachol. Mae’r enillwyr yn cytuno i’w ffotograff, enw ac enw eu hysgol gael eu defnyddio mewn unrhyw gyhoeddusrwydd.
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Calling all junior wildlife photographers! This summer, take part in Buglife Cymru’s photography competition and you could win some amazing prizes including the set of Beetle Boy books, a signed copy of M.G. Leonard’s new title ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’, a bug home for your school grounds, a free years membership to Buglife and more!
 
Invertebrates include everything from snails and spiders, beetles and bees to worms and woodlouse, moths and millipedes. You’ll find them in many different places including your back garden, school grounds and local park.
 
How to enter: Please email digital photos to wales@buglife.org.uk, along with your name, age, town and school. Numerous photos can be sent in, however each individual email must not exceed 6MB.
 
Closing date: Friday 14th September 2018 and the winner and 3 runner up places will be announced on 5th October.
 
The competition is open to entrants between the ages of 7 – 11, and they should ask permission from a parent or guardian before entering.
 
The winning entries will be chosen by Buglife and MG Leonard, author of Beetle Boy. The winner and runners up will all receive a bee hotel for their school grounds, a framed copy of their photograph and 1 years free membership of Buglife. The 1st prize winner will also receive the Beetle Boy trilogy of books and a copy of the forthcoming new title ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’.
 
Please contact Clare Dinham if you have any queries on email: clare.dinham@buglife.org.uk or Tel: 02922 405604
 
Buglife reserves the right to use any entry in non-commercial publications and exhibitions. The winners consent to the use of their image, name and name of school to be used in any publicity
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Buglife by Paul.hetherington - 1w ago

Butterfly World 2.0. part of National Meadows Day on Saturday 7th July

Meadows tours, stalls and other fun events.

12 – 5 pm at Spring Meadow Farm Whelpley Hill Berkhamsted HP4 2SX

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Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
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Free
Organiser: 
Butterfly World 2.0
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Geolocation is 51.73673489999999, -0.5666307999999844

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Buglife by Paul.hetherington - 2w ago

10:00-10:20     Arrival

10:20-10:30     'Welcome' - Don Stenhouse & Dmitri Logunov

10:30-10:40     ‘The Tanyptera Project: intro and recap’ – Gary Hedges

10:40-11:00     ‘The Horace Last Staphylinidae collection’- Don Stenhouse

11:00 - 11:20   Some observations on the biology of Aegialia arenaria and Broscus cephalotes - Dick    Loxton

11:20-11:50     ‘The UK Scarabaeoidea – an update'- Darren Mann

11:50-12:20     ' tbc’  – Alan Law

12:20-12:40     ‘The new water beetle atlas’ – Garth Foster

12:40-13:40     Lunch - Either bring your own or visit the ‘World Museum’s Café’ 

13:40-14:10     Tour of the Entomology and spirit collections – Tony Hunter

14.10-16:30      Informal discussion and identification session in the Entomology Department.

(All times and topics subject to alteration)

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30
Cost: 
Free but book in advance
Organiser: 
Don Stenhouse
Location: 

Geolocation is 53.4098005, -2.9817628000000695

Telephone: 
07940 182313
Website: 
saproxylics@outlook.com
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Buglife by Paul.hetherington - 2w ago

Join Buglife Scotland to help survey The Hermitage of Braid & Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve in Edinburgh for the rare Bordered Brown Lacewing. This species of Lacewing has only been recorded a few times in the past 30 years in Scotland, being found in 2015 and 2018 on Arthur’s seat.

 

We will be surveying a route around The Hermitage of Braid & Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve to look for this species as there are historic records suggesting it was once found in the area, the survey will run on Friday 20th July from 10am – 3pm. For the meeting point please contact Alasdair using the below information.

 

Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Please bring a pack lunch.

 

The event is free to attend but booking is essential to do so contact Alasdair Lemon via email or phone alasdair.lemon@buglife.org.uk or 01786 447504.

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Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00
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Free
Organiser: 
Alasdair Lemon
Location: 

Geolocation is 55.9237682, -3.1941527999999835

Telephone: 
01786 447504
Website: 
alasdair.lemon@buglife.org.uk
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Buglife by Paul.hetherington - 3w ago

Join Buglife Scotland to help survey St Cyrus NNR for the rare Bordered Brown Lacewing. This species of Lacewing has only been recorded a few times in the past 30 years in Scotland, being found in 2015 and 2018 on Arthur’s seat.

 

We will be surveying a route around St Cyrus NNR to look for this species as there are historic records suggesting it was once found in the area, the survey will run on Tuesday 17th July from 10am – 3pm. For the meeting point please contact Alasdair using the below information.

 

Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Please bring a pack lunch.

 

The event is free to attend but booking is essential to do so contact Alasdair Lemon via email or phone alasdair.lemon@buglife.org.uk or 01786 447504.

 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00
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Free but book in advance
Organiser: 
Alasdair Lemon
Location: 

Geolocation is 55.94408250000001, -3.1618323999999802

Telephone: 
01786 447504
Website: 
alasdair.lemon@buglife.org.uk
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Buglife by Paul.hetherington - 3w ago

Join Buglife Scotland for an introductory workshop on Lacewings and their relatives; learn how to identify different species, survey and monitor these fascinating insects.

 

The workshop will be split into a morning and afternoon session, with a presentation in the morning followed by a short walk around St Cyrus NNR to look for lacewings.

 

Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Please bring a pack lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

 

The workshop will run from 10am – 3pm on Monday 16th July we will be based out of the St Cyrus NNR Visitor Centre, The Old Lifeboat Station, Nether Warburton, Montrose DD10 0AQ.

 

The event is free to attend but booking is essential to do so contact Alasdair Lemon via email or phone alasdair.lemon@buglife.org.uk or 01786 447504.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00
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Free but book in advance
Organiser: 
Alasdair Lemon
Location: 

Geolocation is 56.75920600000001, -2.4352837000000136

Telephone: 
01786 447504
Website: 
alasdair.lemon@buglife.org.uk
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Buglife by Paul.hetherington - 3w ago

BEES’ NEEDS WEEK ‘Wild flowers for Pollinators’ with Alex Morss
Saturday 14th July 10 – 1pm @ Victoria Park (meet at The Bowls Club), Bristol
As part of Bees’ Needs Week local ecologist Alex Morss will introduce you to a range of wonderful wild flowers and some common plant families, and give you guidance on what key features to look for when trying to identify them.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
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Free but book in advance
Organiser: 
Hayley Herridge
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Geolocation is 51.4405213, -2.586554299999989

Website: 
Hayley.Herridge@buglife.org.uk
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The fate of one of Scotland’s most important dune habitats now lies with Scottish Ministers after Highland Council voted to approve plans for a golf course at Coul Links near Embo in East Sutherland this afternoon (20 June 2018). 

 

The Council’s planning committee has approved the application on an internationally protected site against the recommendation of their own officials, in addition to a statutory objection from Scottish Natural Heritage.

 

A coalition of environmental groups has been campaigning to save Coul Links from these proposals and is strongly critical of the failure of the planning committee to give due consideration to need to refuse the application because of its environmental impact. They are now calling on Scottish Ministers to save the Coul Links from being permanently damaged by the construction of the golf course.

 

Jonny Hughes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Wildlife Trust said: “Consenting these plans against the recommendation of council officials and against policies that are designed to ensure the protection of our natural heritage completely undermines the credibility of the planning process and creates future uncertainty for both local communities and developers across Scotland. We trust Scottish Ministers will now do the right thing and step in to avoid irreparable damage to Scotland’s reputation for environmental leadership internationally.”

 

Aedán Smith, Head of Planning and Development at RSPB Scotland said: “We urge Scottish Ministers to call in the application, to ensure Coul Links is safeguarded for wildlife and people, both now and in the future. This is their opportunity to prove that there is substance and meaning to their assurances that Scotland will continue to uphold and enforce its international nature conservation obligations. Please do take a moment to fill in the e-action and help us do all we can to save Coul Links.”

 

Paul Kirkland of Butterfly Conservation Scotland said: “We are hugely disappointed that Highland councillors have yet again ignored their own expert’s advice, and their biodiversity duty, to approve this awful proposal. The site supports butterflies such as the Small Blue and Northern Brown Argus, that are already threatened in other parts of Scotland, together with one Red Data Book moth and a dozen that are nationally scarce. We now look to Ministers to call the application in to assess this proposal objectively.”

 

Craig Macadam, Conservation Director of Buglife said: "Today's decision threatens the unique assemblage of plants and animals that call Coul Links home. Once these habitats and the species that live there are lost, there is no second chance. Scottish Ministers must call in this application to ensure that the wildlife of these dunes is saved for future generations."

 

Stuart Brooks, Head of Natural Heritage Policy at the National Trust for Scotland said: "Scotland's world class wild landscapes and wildlife are at risk again from development. By approving this scheme in the face of public opposition and against the recommendation of the Government's natural heritage advisors the Scottish Government must now intervene to protect the site in the national interest."

 

Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland, Marine Conservation Society said: "We are bitterly disappointed with this anachronistic decision. The Coul Links dunes should be celebrated for the precious wild space they currently are, a status they are now set to lose, that can be enjoyed responsibly by everyone, including most importantly for local benefit. A holistic approach to encourage visitors, especially with the profile of the North Coast 500, should celebrate these as amongst the last and best examples of this precious dune habitat, and the boost to health and wellbeing a visit there could provide. Instead unique wildlife will be threatened, the wildness of the dunes trashed and the opportunity for inclusive recreational access diminished."

 

Alistair Whyte, Head of Plantlife Scotland said: “Coul Links is the last stronghold and safe haven for many of Scotland's threatened wild plants such as lesser butterfly orchid, coral root orchid, moonwort and star of Bethlehem, this is one of many reasons government advisors quite rightly uphold their recommendation not to proceed with this development. The Scottish Government must intervene to save these wild plants and the wonders of this wild landscape."

 

The plans for the course had been recommended for refusal by officials as they are contrary to Highland Council’s development plan due to the “significant and permanent loss of sand dune habitat”. They also highlighted that ‘…Coul Links support some of the best quality SSSI dune slack habitats in Scotland’. 

 

The proposal had received unprecedented levels of opposition with over 1,800 objections lodged with Highland Council, and one petition gaining over 89,000 signatures. Objectors included many local people and local groups such as the Tain and District Field Club and local campaign group Not Coul, as well as Scotland’s national statutory nature conservation advisors Scottish Natural Heritage, the international IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and numerous national environmental groups.

 

Due to the severe damage that would be caused to internationally important wildlife habitats, the decision cannot be issued until Scottish Ministers have had an opportunity to consider the proposals. Ministers now have the opportunity to step in and save the site by calling in the application.

 

An e-action has been launched by RSPB Scotland urging people to contact their MSPs to call in the application. It can be found at https://e-activist.com/page/25176/action/1?ea.tracking.id=Buglife

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