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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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  • Insects and Entomology

    Video

    Insects and entomologists - what are they and why are they important?

    For: Everyone

  • Hand Made Places

    Activities sheet

    Insect-themed activity sheets aimed at 4-7 year olds.

    For: Primary

  • Polli:Nation Survey

    Website

    A national survey that you can contribute to be becoming a citizen scientist.

    For: Everyone

  • iSpot

    Website

    A friendly and free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature.

    For: Everyone

  • Flower Power

    Factsheet

    Discover how to attract a diverse range of insects using flower power.

    For: Everyone

  • Insects everywhere

    Factsheet

    Find out how you can find insects just about anywhere.

    For: Everyone

  • What makes an insect?

    Activities sheet

    So, what makes an insect? With these activities, you can help identify

    For: Everyone

  • Up close and personal with invertebrates

    Factsheet

    This time of year is perfect for getting children out doing minibeast hunt, creepy-crawly hunts, bug walks, insect safaris and invertebrate surveys. Call them whatever you like, basically, they all involve getting up close and personal with invertebrates.

    For: Everyone

  • Encountering moths

    Video

    Here you can find out about the pure joy of creating a moth trap

    For: Everyone

  • Getting to know your insects

    Factsheet

    Useful advice from an insect expert about how to get to know your insects better

    For: Everyone

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Did you know?

Most reviled insect in the UK

Cockroaches, unfortunate as we have cute native cockroaches (Ectobius sp.) living by sea and on heathland.

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