93 days to go to National Insect Week
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:00
Need a break from shopping with the kids? Why not drop by Weston Park and do something hands-on and fun as a family. These informal sessions are suitable for all ages and all abilities – just join in.
Beetles come in all shapes and sizes – and at Weston Park Museum, we love them all! You can find out about some of the most extravagant and exciting beetles, and make your own craft bugs to take home!
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.