National Insect Week returns in 2020
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Author Richard 'Bugman' Jones tells us how his dinner-party behaviour inspired his new book 'House Guests, House Pests'.
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.
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.
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.
Insects can have interesting mating behaviours including specific calls, movements and gifts.