National Insect Week returns in 2020
Gwent Wildlife Trust celebrates its 50th birthday in 2013. From humble beginnings, the Trust now has more than 10,000 members, 30 nature reserves, 2 education centres and an active programme of over 100 events, fun-days & activities each year. We have a vision of an environment rich in wildlife for everyone. We work to rebuild biodiversity & reconnect people with their environment. We manage land, campaign against damaging developments and promote enjoyment & appreciation of the natural world.
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.