Bug bonanza in woods

Peacock butterfly
Peacock butterfly

A Bug Bonanza will take place next Monday, June 25 and Friday, June 29 at Mud Pies in Countesswells Wood as part of celebrations taking place nationwide for National Insect Week.

Mud Pies run classes for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors. This current five week session is culminating with a bug bonanza at Countesswells Wood with morning and afternoon sessions available to book.

The event has been organised to coincide with the Royal Entomological Society’s National Insect Week which this year, inspired by The Olympics in London during 2012 and the Diamond Jubilee of the Society’s Patron HM The Queen, is celebrating all that is great about British insects.

National Insect Week is a biennial initiative to promote awareness of the value of a diverse insect world to the environment and is supported by more than 50 national partner organisations concerned about natural history and biodiversity.

An interactive website www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk gives visitors all the information they need to get involved, from finding out about events taking place in their area to a photography competition and advice on bringing more British insects into gardens.

Luke Tilley, National Insect Week coordinator, said: “There are lots of events taking place across the country to mark National Insect Week this year which is really exciting given how special 2012 is for Great Britain.

“There’s a huge range of activities being staged by local and regional wildlife organisations which will enable children and adults explore the wonderful world of insects for themselves.”

For more information about the Bug Bonanza contact Mandy Tulloch on 07929 465680, visit www.mudpieadventures.co.uk or visit www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk and click What’s Going On.