National Insect Week is HERE
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Explore the meadow at Blashford Lakes and discover a fantastic and fascinating miniature world of grasshoppers, crickets, damselflies, spiders and bugs galore!
Please book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
To attend this event please register in advance.
Meadow is a short distance (less than 500m) from the car park along a level, firm surface. Access within the meadow is mostly level but unsurfaced and uneven along mown pathways. There are toilets including an accessible toilet and baby changing table in the centre.
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.