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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Butterfly spotting on Headley Heath

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

Head to Headley Heath to see some of southern England's most beautiful butterflies.

We've recorded 28 species per day- how many can you spot?

Age limits or guidance

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

Cost details

Donation of £1

Did you know?

Most poisonous

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.