National Insect Week returns in 2020
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30
Join us as we reveal some normally unseen residents of Kedleston Park when we look inside our overnight moth trap.
Find out more about the fascinating lives of moth species.
Many people like to bring a camera with them and take the opportunity to get up close and get some photographs of these elusive creatures.
Arrive as soon as the park opens to hear a short talk from our moth expert before we delve into the trap to discover what species can be found this month.
Make your way to Visitor Reception where you will be shown where to go.
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.