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Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects (21st - 27th June 2021)!

We are surrounded by insects - but do we know much about them? 

 

We thought we would share some of our favourite insect photos & facts with you, photographed by our Head Gardener in our Mill Gardens.

 

Grasshopper 

 

Common Darter (Dragonfly) 

  • Darters have a squat, spider-like body-shape and a head that tapers back to the thorax.
  • The most common species of Darter that can be found well into November.

  • Males can be distinguished by their dull to bright orange-red, especially on the upper surface of the abdomen.
  • For more information, visit https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/species/common-darter/ 

 

Buff Tailed Bumblebee

 

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

  • The Small Tortoiseshell is one of our most widespread species and has shown little overall change in range.
  • Wing Span Range (male to female): 50-56mm
  • It is one of the first butterflies to be seen in spring and in the autumn it often visits garden flowers in large numbers.
  • For more information, visit https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/small-tortoiseshell 

 

For more information about Insect Week, Facts, Activities and more, visit https://www.insectweek.co.uk/

 

 

 

 



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