The Nature Restorers: Bug Recovery Network

‘The Nature Restorers’ series spotlights uplifting stories of grassroots nature restoration in Devon, showing the power of channelling funds to the local projects who are best-placed to restore nature in the places they love.

Bug Recovery Network is a catalytic project bringing together a local community to restore pollinator populations in their local area.

So far the project has:

  • involved local primary school children in creating a wildflower meadow on their school premises,
  • persuaded the local council to convert a community green space into a wildflower meadow,
  • worked with local gardeners and allotment holders to increase pollinator habitat and forage area, and provide more insect-friendly corridors between plots of land,
  • organised community moth surveys and pollinator counts,
  • run pesticide audits and awareness events to encourage nature-friendly alternatives.


Devon Environment Foundation specialises in identifying beacon projects that are making a tangible difference for nature on the ground, helping them to scale up and showcase best practice to amplify their impact.

Find out more about DEF’s Bug Recovery project here.

See the range of DEF’s grassroots nature restoration projects here.

Help DEF raise vital funds to support more brilliant projects like this by spreading the word and/or by making a donation here.

Together we can make even more good things happen for nature in Devon!