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Insect Week returns in 2022

Insect Week 2022 at RHS Wisley

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:00

Insect Week 2022 – Incredible Insects at RHS Wisley

Activities will be running in the Hilltop Garden room 21st, 23rd, 25th and 26th June, 10am-4pm.

Garden entry payable.

This Insect Week learn more about the little guys that make the world go round. Get to know the familiar friends and unseen activities of garden insects. Record insects at Wisley and at home. Using the iNaturalist app you can photograph insects you see in the garden and submit them for identification and build a map of insect biodiversity. Insect Week is an international annual celebration that falls on 20th-26th June 2022.

Key activities:

• Insect Spotting at Wisley and at home - We will encourage visitors to download the iNaturalist app and photograph insects in the garden and submit. Entomologists will monitor submissions to give timely identifications. Wisley records will be displayed on big screen in Hilltop Garden room

• Invisible garden – microscope activity - Garden insects specimens can be examined under the microscope to see all their amazing details and adaptive features. This can be a self-led activity or guided for schools.

• Insect art corner - Design your own insect using collage techniques (older children). Make wearable antennae (younger). Participants encouraged to take a picture to upload to insect isles

• Bug book corner - A selection of insect books covering approx. age 1-13. Also on Monday storytime with Simon Hart on an insect theme

• Games and interactive activities – including Insect superpowers card game and ‘am I a pollinator?’ matching game.

• Learn from Entomologists – Ask any questions you like, come to our talks or learn from our display boards about incredible insects, what they eat, their behaviours, life cycles and more.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Garden entry payable.

Did you know?

Most feared insect in the UK

Wasps and hornets, for their stings, a shame as they are useful predators of damaging insects in horticulture.

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