Bugs! Day Activities
Join in and learn about the wonderful world of mini-beasts
Pond dipping: participants will learn all about the invertebrates hidden in ponds and look at their finds under a microscope.
Fantastic mini-beasts and where to find them: discover an invisible world full of strange invertebrate animals so small that even fleas and mites look giant by comparison. Thousands of these invisible animals live in the smallest habitats - use powerful microscopes to hunt some down and take a peek into their world.
Up close and personal with mosquitos: mostly we think of mosquitoes as nuisances or even as carriers of disease. Let us introduce you to their interesting lives and lesser known behaviours.
Bugs and us: explore the evolutionary tree of life and create your own interactive family tree with OneZoom.
Discover grasshoppers: learn all about grasshoppers - why do they jump? How far can they jump? How many species are there?
Meet prehistoric insects: millions of years ago, long before the dinosaurs, insects and their relatives ruled the Earth. We will have a selection of fossils for you to look at.
Bug hunts: Ascot Wildlife will be leading bug hunts around campus.