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Insect Week

15 Jun 2022

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The UK will be buzzing and crawling with hundreds of events during National Insect Week 2022. From 20th to 26th June there will be opportunities to join minibeast safaris, field trips and moth nights from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, from County Fermanagh to Suffolk. Each event will celebrate insects and the entomologists who study them, bringing people closer to the little things that run the world.

Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.

Did you know that most cultures, except those originating from North West Europe, eat insects such as deep fried cockroaches and midge paté?

This year The Great Bug Hunt is here! It's been a long winter, but the little creatures will shortly be making their way out of hibernation into the warm spring sunshine – and then what will you find?

Encourage your children to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom – with this fabulous competition. Simply identify a local habitat, explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy! For more information visit:

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