National Insect Week 2008 announced
Published: 16 March 2008
The buzz is back! National Insect Week 2008 (23-29 June) is an initiative of the Royal Entomological Society, and aims to educate and inspire people of all ages about the wonders of the insect world.
The third National Insect Week will be launched by DEFRA Minister Joan Ruddock MP on Monday 23 June at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London. Activities are planned throughout the week, including:
- Hundreds of events taking place around the country, from night-time moth hunts and pond-dipping, to insect nature walks and learning about beekeeping
- Online insect surveys, encouraging the public to send in their sightings of the two-spot ladybird and blue-tailed damselfly
- An insect photography competition with great prizes for adults and under-18s, and a special prize for the best photograph of a riverfly
- An online poll to let the public vote for the Good, the Bad, the Beautiful and the Ugly of the UK’s insects out of shortlists nominated by our entomologists
- A series of public lectures about insect life, presented in UK cities throughout National Insect Week
- Activities with Scouts and sixth-form students
National Insect Week 2008 is sponsored in part by the Environment Agency and is working with a wide range of partners, from specialist entomological societies to national organisations concerned with many aspects of wildlife, agriculture and natural recreation.
Please see our list of National Insect Week events.
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