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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Pennywell Farm Polli:Nation & Bioblitz

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 17:00

As well as all our usual Pennywell Fun, this week on the farm we will be taking part in the National Polli:Nation survey.

Become a citizen Scientist with us and help survey our Butterfly Meadow and Wildlife Ponds.

Perfect for budding biologists and intrepid entomologists.

Plus Bug Bingo for little scientists and an Insect Quiz to complete as you explore the farm. There may even be prizes!

For more information, prices and online booking go to

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free to all


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.