Get your wellies on and take your camera out with you to look for insects high and low. Extra points for spotting anything you can’t name straight away. Take a picture, and look it up in a library book on bugs or on UK Safari. Remember we'd love to see any photos you have!
|Is it a Grey Dagger Moth or a Brown-tail? We can't decide.|
Take it further:
- What types of insects have you found? Are any of them rare or only found in your area?
- Collect the pictures or drawings you have made in a book and record the place and time of day you saw them.
How To Put On A Snail Race
You will need:
- A plant pot
- Bright coloured non-toxic paint (Our DK kids science guide recommends enamel paint, but we're using washable poster paint)
How to set it up:
- Carefully collect snails from around the garden or local area – they can easily be found in damp places after rain and first thing in the morning. Pick them up gently by the shell.
- Paint numbers or names on the shells, be careful not to get any paint on the body of the snail and to hold the snail carefully.
- Stand the flowerpot up and put the snails in the bottom.
- Wait to see which snail makes it first over the edge of the flowerpot!