It’s a bug’s life

The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS have launched Wild About Gardens, a campaign that aims to highlight how important the wildlife in our gardens is to the planet.

There’s more than 4,000 species of beetle in the UK, many of which are beneficial to our gardens, helping to eat pests and pollinate flowers.

Here, entomologist Steve Garland of The Wildife Trusts answers some unusual questions about our native beetles.

For a free guide about Bringing Back Beetles in your garden, visit