Adopt an invertebrate

Swallowtail butterfly feeding on wildflowerSwallowtail (credit David Martin)

Adopt a Bumblebee with Devon Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you receive: A welcome letter, a fluffy toy, a factsheet about the species and an adoption certificate. If the adoption is for a child they will receive a fun activity book and colouring pencil set, in addition to the above.
Additional: Sadly bumblebee numbers have declined steeply in Britain because changes in agricultural practices have meant there are fewer wild flowers in the landscape, leaving the bumblebees with little to feed upon. Adopting a bumblebee will help bees by protecting them and the habitats they need to survive in Devon.
More info: Call 01392 279244

Adopt a Stag beetle with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £15
What you'll receive: A large toy stag beetle, photograph of the impressive stag beetle, fact sheet about stag beetles, a fun ‘pop-up’ model for you to cut out and make, an adoption certificate, and colouring in sheets, for the child within!
Additional: The Trust help's local communities build stag beetle hotels using old wood and gives them the knowledge they need to monitor these amazing insects.Adopt a stag beetle today and know that you are helping us to protect them for future generations to come.
Contact info: 01452 389955

Small blue butterfly with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Sponsor a small blue
Price: £20 including postage and packing within UK
What you’ll receive: Included in our attractively designed gift envelope will be a welcome letter, certificate of sponsorship, a beautiful small blue photograph, a lovely wildlife illustrated postcard & two fantastic double sided small blue & chalk grassland fact cards - including a reserves map highlighting the nature reserves where you can visit your sponsored species in its chalk grassland habitat!
Additional: By sponsoring a small blue butterfly you are helping to restore chalk grasslands, a habitat they depend on to survive. Our vital conservation work enables wildflowers, and all the species that rely upon them, to flourish. Our conservation efforts so far have resulted in a resurgence of small blues, a species that had become extinct in Hertfordshire.
Contact: Call 01727 858901

Butterfly with Kent Wildlife Trust

Price: £9
What you'll receive: The choice out of three beautiful gift cards.
Additional: These beautiful butterflies were nearly lost forever in Kent. By sponsoring a heath fritillary you can help ensure their future.

Swallowtail butterfly with Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: Personalised certificate, beautifully illustrated factsheet
wooden NWT keyring, information about the work of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and visiting their reserves.
Contact: Call 01603 625540


 

Back a Bug with Surrey Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: You will receive a gift card detailing how the money donated will help your chosen habitat, plus a colourful fridge magnet. The gift pack will be sent directly to you so you can personalise it with your own message.
Additional: Invertebrates count for over 65% of all species on the planet, many of which are critically endangered as a result of habitat fragmentation, intensive agricultural practices and climate change. ‘Backing a Bug’ will provide funding to support Surrey Wildlife Trust’s work, and in turn help to protect surreys vital invertebrates. 

Fly like a Butterfly..... with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £10
What you'll receive: A beautiful gift card which can either be posted to you so that you can add a personal greeting, or it can be delivered directly to your friend or relative.
Additional: Your gift will pay for important conservation work on meadows and woodlands across Worcestershire. Butterflies and moths are now one of the most threatened groups of wildlife. Of the 59 British butterfly species, five have become extinct in the last 150 years. 70% of our native species are in rapid decline and in the last 30 years butterfly numbers have dropped by 71%. Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves provide a network of important wildlife areas for butterflies - almost 40 different species of butterfly have been spotted on our reserves! Your gift of £10 will ensure that we can keep these important habitats alive.


 

The Bee's Knees with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £15
What you'll receive: A beautiful gift card which can either be posted to you so that you can add a personal greeting, or it can be delivered directly to your friend or relative.
Additional: Numbers of bees have fallen dramatically in recent years. In the 1950’s there were over 50 native species of bee in the UK, yet now there are just 25! Intensive farming and urban sprawl have decimated the flowery meadows that bees feed in and many of Britain’s rarest bees are now in real trouble. Bees are nature's hardest working gardeners, pollinating fruit trees, vegetables and flowers in our gardens, farmland and natural spaces.