National Insect Week returns in 2020
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.
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.