Honeybee Society demonstration, Bugs Day 2018

Discover an amazing natural world

What is Bugs, Birds and Beasts Day?

Pond dipping, Bugs Day 2018

About Bugs, Birds and Beasts Day

Bugs, Birds and Beasts Day is a nature activity day organised by Imperial College London.  It is aimed at families, children and anyone with an enthusiasm for nature and wildlife.

Bug hunts, Bug's Day 2018

Attending the event

Entry to Bugs, Birds and Beasts Day is free!

Thanks to everyone who came along this year.

The next event will take place in Summer 2022. We look forward to seeing you there! 
Venue: Silwood Park


Learn more about Bugs, Birds and Beasts Day

Contact us for more information. 

Click here for our Bugs, Birds and Beasts Leaflet 

Watch this year's video.


Our annual Bugs, Birds and Beasts Day will help you discover the wonderful world of bugs and creatures with which we share the planet

Every year we hold a free event for all the family in the beautiful surrounds of Silwood Park, which has an extensive 100ha of grassland and woodland.  These undisturbed, natural habitats host many ecological experiments and keep wildlife safe.  Explore a host of exhibits, demonstrations and activities that will help you learn about the wonderful species all around us.

Researchers and nature organisations talk about their projects and the animals they study: sparrows, dragonflies, spiders, beetles and many others.  You will also be able to go on a bug hunt, take part in pond dipping and view chicken eggs as they develop.

Example Activities

  • Falconry display
  • Live chicken egg development
  • Jurassic lab exhibits
  • Pond dipping
  • Bug hunts
  • Interactive eDNA activity
  • A bug's nightmare garden - a carnivorous plant display
  • Interactive tree of life explorer
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Bumble bee exhibit

There are usually also exhibits and information stands from the following conservation organisations:

  • Wildlife in Ascot
  • RSPB Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group

Plus BBQ and refreshments!

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