71 days to go to Insect Week
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 00:00 to 23:45
We may be stuck indoors but that doesn't mean we have to stop enjoying nature. You can draw, paint or sculpt - anything that shows off your artistic side. No matter your experience, we want to see what you're creating.
For #NatureDrawingClub in National Insect Week we want to see all your drawings and paintings of beetles, moths, bees, flies and more! Impress us with your hexapods!
Show us your work by using #NatureDrawingClub on Twitter and Instagram, tag us in your story, or comment on our weekly Facebook post!
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.