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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Insects at Rothamsted Festival of Ideas

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 11:00 to 17:00

The Insect Zone at Rothamsted Festival of Ideas will have exhibits and activities about beneficial insects, insect migration and how insects fly.

Come to the Marquee at the tennis courts.

The Rothamsted Festival of Ideas celebrates 175 years of Rothamsted Research, see the website for further information,

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free but booking required

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.


Most exhibits are accessible; Festival Stewards can provide specific advice. Parking and toilets are available (see maps).

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.