Bugs in Gardens


Between 2010 and 2012, the Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resource Centre undertook a two year project focusing on encouraging people to record the bugs they find in their gardens. The Bugs in Gardens project aimed to raise awareness of the value of gardens for biodiversity and promote wildlife friendly gardening by encouraging people to take positive action, such as planting nectar-rich flowers or creating refuge areas that will provide much needed habitats for many insects.

There are 15-16 million gardens across Britain which totals to more land than all the nature reserves put together! This just goes to show with the right sort of plants our gardens could become a vital refuge to many invertebrates.

Although the project has now ended, you can explore the project pages from the menu and we are very keen to continue to receive records of invertebrates from across Dumfries and Galloway. Please contact the Centre Manager if you want further information.