National Insect Week returns in 2020
Colchester Zoo is now one of the finest zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development. It has won the coveted “Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award” and the “Sustainable Tourism Award” for its efforts in recycling and green practices from the East of England Tourist Board. It has 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes in which to view its more than 260 species.
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.