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93 days to go to National Insect Week

Edinburgh bug walk

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00

Join Mike Smith on a bug hunt around Princes Street Gardens in central Edinburgh. Mike recently worked as an intern in Buglife where he found the first UK specimen of the Bordered brown lacewing since 1982, on Arthur's Seat.

Come and learn about Edinburgh's amazing invertebrates.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all ages

Cost details

Free of charge

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Did you know?


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.