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National Insect Week returns in 2018

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  • Life in the Undergrowth

    Book

    David Attenborough reveals a secret universe it is teeming with life and is all around us, yet we never see it. It is the world of the very small, and it is a world of sex, drugs and violence.

    For: Adults

  • Bees for kids

    Website

    Children are fascinated by Honey Bees. This section of the British Beekeepers Association seeks to build on that fascination and encourage young people to learn more about the world of the Honey Bee.

    For: Everyone

  • Woodland Trust nature detectives

    Website

    The Woodland Trust quite simply encourages you to 'Pull on your wellies, roll up your sleeves and get outside!' And they are brimming with ideas on how to do just that.

    For: Everyone

  • Great stag hunt

    Website

    The magnificent stag beetle needs your help. This endangered species has become extinct in many parts of the UK, but together we can protect those that remain, before it is too late.

    For: Everyone

  • Garden entomology

    Factsheet

    This detailed guide produced by the Royal Entomological Society, will help you spot many common insects in your garden.

    For: Everyone

  • Wood ant activity pack

    Activities sheet

    This guided activity pack introduces children to the lifecycle of wood ants and their daily activities. Designed for use on a woodland walk, the kids will get plenty of fresh air and exercise along the way.

    For: Primary

  • What's in a name?

    Activities sheet

    An easy-to-follow activity sheet, that clearly explains how animals and plants get their names. It also includes activities to put your new naming skills into practice.

    For: Everyone

  • Podcasts

    Podcast

    Chris Jeffs talks to a diverse range of insect enthusiasts, from academics old and new to professionals and TV personalities, in order to find out why insects are so important and fascinating.

    For: Everyone

  • Beetle gallery

    Factsheet

    Explore the ‘Planet of the Beetles’, which have lived on Earth since long before the age of the dinosaur. Over 370,000 known species in total, see some of the most well known

    For: Everyone

  • Insect Garden

    Activities sheet

    How to make your garden insect friendly

    For: Everyone

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Did you know?

Multitudinous moths

Many more moth than butterfly species are known, only 10% of the group are actually butterflies.

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