Bugs Count - What Bugs Are Living Near You?

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Carry out a survey on how many bugs are found in a certain area and add to a national survey. This resource fits in with the curriculum topics of animals in the local environment, habitats, and interdependence and adaptation.

There are six key species to watch out for: Two-spot Ladybird, Devil’s Coach Horse, Small Tortoiseshell, Tree Bumblebee, Green Shieldbug and Leopard Slug. Also included are interesting facts and the reasons for carrying out a species population survey on each.

This resource includes field notebook, pocket ID guide, a printable species quest card, invertebrate picture quiz and group leaders' support pack. This survey is part of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) project which encourages people from all backgrounds to get back in touch with nature and will also generate valuable scientific data concerning the state of our environment.

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