National Insect Week 2012

National Insect Week is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to learn more about the little creatures that live all around us.

From butterflies to beetles, insects are one of the most diverse groups of animals on earth. National Insect Week, from 25 June to 1 July, aims to raise awareness of these fascinating creatures, with events, learning resources, photography competitions and more.

For more information visit the National Insect Week website.

The Small Tortoiseshell butterfly is one of six species to look out for in the Bugs Count survey

Learn about insects with OPAL
A great way to start learning about insects is by doing the Bugs Count survey. You’ll be amazed at how many different insects you find in one of the 15 minute challenges. By recording them, you’ll also help with valuable research.

Get in touch with your OPAL community scientist
Find out what’s going on near you and how you can get involved by contacting an OPAL community scientist in your region.

National Insect Week is organised by the Royal Entomological Society and supported by a large number of partners.