National Insect Week returns in 2020
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Come and explore which minibeasts live in the woodland of Northumberlandia.
Two drop-in sessions starting at 11.00am and 1.00pm. Please pay in the cafe.(Part of the craft fair/market stalls weekend).
The activity will take place in the woodland on natural terrain, off the main path, so please be prepared for uneven ground. It is recommended that you wear closed toe footwear and warm outdoor clothing.
Wheelchair users and people with limited mobility please contact organiser 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.