In the height of summer, you could be forgiven for thinking that this island has more insects than it could ever need, especially when you cycle through a cloud of gnats in the early evening.
I was shocked to read in a report from The Wildlife Trusts that our creepy crawlies are in decline.
Some of us have a love-hate relationship with insects. My sister, for example, is horrified by earwigs but she wouldn’t want a world without them (as long as they stay at a social distance).
No matter how we feel about our creepy crawly cousins, they are vital to sustaining life on earth and we all need to take action NOW to help them recover.