Evening Bug Collecting

Make the most of the warm and light evenings at the moment by getting your children outdoors to collect and identify some creepy crawlies!

This week it’s National Insect Week, so what better excuse to go out and hunt for some bugs.

All you will need:

–          A jar or container

–          Net and a magnifier (if you have any to hand!)

–          A garden, park or woodlands – somewhere outdoors

Ask your little ones to look out for colourful ladybirds, wriggly worms and creepy caterpillars.

There are also ants, aphid, beetles, moths, snails, spiders and butterflies to name a few.

Take a peak under rocks, dig in the soil and look at the underside of leaves.

Once you have found some bugs make sure to pop them in a container with some greenery and take a closer look.

If you aren’t having any luck finding many bugs there is always the option to dig up some soil and make a worm hotel in a jar.

Also remember: After you have found some insects and bugs, release them back to their homes.

Send us your photos, we love seeing what you find!

Fun Bug Facts!

  1. A slug has four noses
  2. Butterflies taste with their hind feet

A snail can sleep for 3 years straight!