Rebugging the Planet: The Remarkable Things that Insects (and Other Invertebrates) Do – And Why We Need to Love Them More | Vicky Hird


Rebugging the Planet shows us how bugs are beautiful, inventive and economically invaluable. Responsible for pollinating plants, feeding birds, defending crops and cleaning water systems. With 40% of insect species at risk of extinction and a third more endangered, our planet is heading towards an insect apocalypse. She suggests we have to start giving worms, spiders, beetles, ladybirds and butterflies the space they need to flourish.

Rebugging the Planet is a manual written with infectious joy presenting practical bug-friendly suggestions for gardening and farming. It shows how small changes can have a big impact on our littlest allies.

The Royal Entomological Society write that Rebugging the Planet, “is a manifesto for a green revolution aimed at the layman, a tool kit to enable individuals to make changes to the way that they live, and offers advice on how to put pressure on various layers of society, from friends and neighbours to local politicians and national government, in order to bring about a greener, more diverse world.”