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National Insect Week returns in 2020

The Great Bug Hunt 2016

Winning schools announced

A winning entry from Wickham Market Primary School

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A winning entry from Wickham Market Primary School

NIW continues

CBeebies presenter Jess French discovers bumblebees with pupils from Hawley Infants School

Podcast with Richard 'Bugman' Jones

Author Richard 'Bugman' Jones tells us how his dinner-party behaviour inspired his new book 'House Guests, House Pests'.

Mosquitoes and the Panama Canal

Celebrating its centenary in 2014, the Panama Canal is regarded as a wonder of the modern world. Billions of pounds of shipping commerce pass through the jungle-flanked 80 km waterway each year, but it was almost never completed. Its construction faced a huge barrier, but this wasn’t the mountains that needed to be felled to create it, this barrier was entomological.

Podcast with Brett Westwood

Veteran radio presenter Brett Westwood tells us about the heavy insect focus in 'Natural Histories', the landmark series on BBC Radio 4 focusing on how animals and plants have been woven into our culture.

Interview with Jess French

Jess French, presenter of CBeebies series 'Minibeast Adventures with Jess', tells us of her experiences working with children and her joy in seeing their enthusiasm for insects and the natural world.

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Curious courtship

Insects can have interesting mating behaviours including specific calls, movements and gifts.