92 days to go to National Insect Week
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00
SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED National Insect Week Bioblitz with the Amateur Entomologists' Society and the Selbourne Society, at the Selborne Society’s Perivale Wood nature reserve, in West London. Do come along and see the Selborne Society’s impressive new educational centre, which they built themselves from recycled materials!
The day will involve looking for insects and other arthropods and identiftying them with the help of experts in the educational centre.
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.