National Insect Week returns in 2020
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:00
A day of exploring all that is small and many legged at Trumpington Meadows in celebration of national insect week. Sweep netting, bug hunting, pond dipping, moth trapping and more with local experts.
Most walks meet at Byron’s Pool car park, family events at the kick-about area—look for our gazebo.
Limited car parking available.
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.