Mini Beasts at the Dorothy Clive Garden

 In Gardens

We are so excited about our forthcoming Mini Beast Adventure this weekend.

So we thought we would share this picture of a lily beetle which was found today at  the Dorothy Clive Garden.

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This fun and educational event for children will take place this Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June and will enable families, and other visitors, to take part in a ‘Mini Best Insect Trail’ around the garden, exploring different habitats as well as finding about the insects that live within.

There will several insect themed stations located around the 12 acre woodland garden trail run by students from the Harper Adams University Entomology Department.

These stations will encourage families to explore and learn, including meeting moths which have been caught, collected and trapped; learning about insect bio-control; discovering soil bugs and pond dipping. 57613455a408f-bug-l-m

There will also be the opportunity to discover all about the insects that help us solve crimes with Hannah Moore from Cranfield Forensic Institute of Cranfield University with her station ‘Crime Scene Insects’ using Maggot Art! 18985491_10154774461148247_193705109_n

The RSPB will also be taking part and their family events officer, Laura, will be helping children learn about meadow insects, plus offering some arts and crafts.

Adults are admitted at £5.00 and children aged 5-17 years at £2.00 each. Children 0-4 years and members are admitted for free.

For more information, please go to our website: www.dorothyclivegarden.co.uk.

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