Adopt an invertebrate

Swallowtail butterfly feeding on wildflowerSwallowtail (credit David Martin)

Devon Wildlife Trust - Bumblebee

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

Gloucestershire - stag beetle

Scheme: Adopt-a-stag beetle
Trust: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Price: £10 including postage and packing within the UK
What you receive: A photograph of a stag beetle, adoption certificate, stag beetle factsheet, window sticker, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
More information: 01452 383333
Visit: http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/how-you-can-help/give/adopt-species/adopt-stag-beetle

Herts and Middlesex - dragon and damselflies

Scheme: Damsels & Dragons
Trust: Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Our wetlands are alive with dragonflies and damselflies. Some support all 19 species found in Hertfordshire! Choose this gift and you will be ensuring damsels and dragons keep flying on our nature reserves.
Cost: £20.00 including postage and packing within UK
What you receive: Adoptees will receive: adoption certificate, a fact sheet about your adopted species and a photograph. All funds raised will contributes to HMWT’s work protecting habitats and species in the two counties.
Contact: 01727 858 901 or www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk

Norfolk - swallowtail butterfly

Scheme: Adopt a swallowtail butterfly
Trust: Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Cost: £20
What you receive: personalised certificate, beautifully illustrated factsheet, wooden NWT keyring, information about the work of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and visiting our reserves
Visit: http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/shop/Products/Sponsor-a-species/W...

Surrey - Back a Bug

Scheme: Back a bug
Trust: Surrey Wildlife Trust
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. What you 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.
Price: £10
Visit: http://www.surreywildlifegifts.org.uk/collections/gift-for-nature/produc...

Worcestershire - stag beetle


Trust: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Price: £10 including postage and packing within the UK
What you receive: A photograph of a stag beetle, adoption certificate, stag beetle fact sheet, window sticker, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
http://www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/index.php?section=helping:other