National Insect Week is coming

Published: 01 June 2014

Get ready to celebrate The Little Things That Run the World during National Insect Week 2014, from Monday 23 June - Sunday 29 June.

Now in its sixth year and organised by the Royal Entomological Society, the week will see scores of events held across the UK, from bug hunts and bioblitzes to minibeast safaris and moth walks.

Events planned at key locations which include:

National Insect Week coordinator Luke Tilley said:  "Insects may be small, but they have a huge impact on the natural world. We already have some fantastic events and initiatives planned for NIW 2014, and we are encouraging everyone to get involved and celebrate the little creatures that shape our environment."

National Insect Week will also feature its ever-popular photographic competition in which people are invited to submit their best shots of on the theme of 'Little Things That Run the World'.  This year's competition - launched during Insect Week - is supported by the Environment Agency.

NIW 2014 also supported by a raft of partners nationwide, including the National Trust, National History Museum, the RSPB, Wildlife Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society. Many of these will be holding their own events locally.

To learn more about National Insect Week and the events taking place near you, visit

The AES, as a National Insect Week partner, is running two events during the week:

Press release provided by the Royal Entomological Society, event details added by the AES.

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