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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Let's go wild insect activities

    Activities sheet

    Interesting places to visit, wildlife facts and fun activities, something for all the family!

    For: Everyone

  • Forestry Commission

    Website

    The Forestry Commission website is packed full of exciting ideas to keep you interested this insect week

    For: Everyone

  • Listening to insects

    Audio

    Your opportunity to listen to some rarely heard sounds from the wonderful world of insects

    For: Everyone

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Did you know?

Weighty weta

The giant weta from New Zealand is the heaviest known insect species, one individual was found to weigh 71g.

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