National Insect Week returns in 2022
Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) is the UK’s voice for fish and water conservation. We are the only UK charity campaigning for wild fish and where they live. Our goal is for UK waters that support abundant and sustainable populations of wild fish and all other water-dependent wildlife.
Too much water is being taken out of our rivers, too much is being thrown into them and not enough is being done to protect our watery places – it’s our job to reverse this trend. We work to influence government policy, industrial practice and individual behaviour which results in measurable improvements to the state of the water environment, leading to healthier wild fish stocks, improved biodiversity and less pollution in our rivers, lakes and oceans.
We aim to inspire, inform, involve and influence everyone who can take action to safeguard our water environments. Protecting and standing up for life under the surface is a cause worth fighting for, both for now and for future generations
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.