National Insect Week returns in 2018
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:00 to 15:00
We are running a drop-in event for National Insect Week on Friday 24 June, at the Freshwater Biological Association, Windermere.
Free event and no need to book, everyone welcome.
Come along to the lake shore and have a look at the insect (and other invertebrate) life that lies beneath, and flies above, the lake.
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.