National Insect Week 20-26 June

One week in June is dedicated to celebrating the most diverse and ecologically important group of terrestrial invertebrates that are often overlooked – insects. National Insect Week celebrates the UK’s native insects – of which there are 24,000 - including butterflies, dragonflies and beetles. People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) works to conserve many UK species including the stag beetle and, to coincide with National Insect Week, PTES is asking the public to record any sightings of these beetles as part of their annual Great Stag Hunt.


How Dark are England's Skies?

Light pollution has been a hot topic this weekend with an international team of scientists publishing research showing that more than a third of humanity cannot see the Milky Way. LUC has been working with Campaign to Protect Rural England to use the latest available satellite data to map England’s light pollution and dark skies. This new mapping work, launched this week, builds on previous studies undertaken by LUC and CPRE in 2003 to show the extent of light pollution in the UK in 1993 and 2000. Find out more >


Eastfeast outdoor projects underway

Eastfeast is working on projects in Ipswich, Saxmundham and Lowestoft. They are helping Coppleston High School to create a storytelling area with willow structures to ease transition from local primary schools, Britannia and Sidegate. They are working with 10 participants with mental needs and their carers to develop an allotment area at the Fromus Centre in Saxmundham. And they are helping Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft to develop an alternative outdoor learning environment.



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