National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 09:00 to 12:00
We are teaming up with The Power of Food Festival. The weekend will see registered gardens open to the public with a range of exciting activities.
We will be at Duddingston Field and Duddingston Glebe running Bioblitz activities including bird watching, pond dipping and bug hunting.
Come and see what you can find!
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.