National Insect Week returns in 2020
Colchester Zoo is now one of the finest zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development. It has won the coveted “Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award” and the “Sustainable Tourism Award” for its efforts in recycling and green practices from the East of England Tourist Board. It has 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes in which to view its more than 260 species.
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.