National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:30 to 15:00
Join butterfly specialist, Anna Picken, at one of two events this summer at Bedgebury to learn about the resident and migrant butterflies that can be found in the Pinetum. As you walk around the Pinetum you will learn about the habits of butterflies and how to identify the different species.
The event on 30th June will be prefaced by a presentation at the Visitor Centre about butterflies. This will start at 12.30pm and will be followed by the walk. This event will last about two and a half hours.
£12 per adult and £4 per child under 16. £8 for just the talk (£4 per child).
To book your place call 01580 879842.
Please note that this event may involve a lengthy walk and is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Dogs are not permitted. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and time of day. If excessively adverse weather is forecast for the selected date, a cancellation email will be sent at least 3 days prior to the event. If you are unable to attend on the alternative date offered, you will be fully refunded.
To attend this event please register in advance.
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.