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At the moment, the bramble patch in Dalry cemetery is full of bees including tree bumblebees (below),
There are butterflies too, including speckled wood butterflies, which are becoming more common in Edinburgh these days as they are one of the few species to be benefiting from climate chaos as warming temperatures are allowing them to move north.
So, there's lots to celebrate in our local patch for National Insect Week, which encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. The week is organised by the Royal Entomological Society, supported by partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.
This year we are being encouraged to appreciate the ‘little things that run the world’ by doing some entomology at home. ideas for activities include:
Take a photo and enter the photography competition,
find out more about insects using the discover insect pages or the learning resources such as the Garden Entomology booklet to find out what kind of insect you have found.
Help scientists understand more by making a biological record of what species of insect you've seen and where and when you saw it.
If you want to get creative you could create an artwork inspired by insects and contribute to the Insect Isles project.
Now is the ideal time to sign up to become an Insect Champion with People's Trust for Endangered Species!
For National Insect Week, Nature Notes and 30 Days Wild.