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Our first Minibeast Hunt PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hans Rieder   







The first mini beast hunt was held on the Nature Reserve on Sunday 21 May 2017, lead by Beverley Rhodes, local naturalist and wildlife expert.

Over 14 children and 16 parents and grandparents enthusiastically looked under logs and in the grasses to find insects and were fascinated to see a close up view of them in clear, plastic bug pots with magnifying lids.

Children shook trees and bushes to see what creatures fell out onto white sheets.  Sweep netting was also a fun way to catch a range of mini beasts without harming them.

A few of the actual species included Thick-legged, ground, Sailor and Flea Beetles, Harlequin,  7-spot and 14-spot Ladybirds,  Centipedes and Millipedes, Orange-tip and Green-veined White butterflies, Silver-Y Moths, Grasshoppers, Tree Bumblebees and Common Carder Bees.