Rossy launches ‘Insect Week’!

Jonathan Ross launches National Insect Week 2014 – photo courtesy of National Insect Week

Did you know it’s National Insect Week this week?

Television chat show host Jonathan Ross launched the event on Monday at the Natural History Museum and shared this fab photo of himself with a stag beetle!

Not to be outdone – we’re marking the occasion in Dudley with a brilliant ‘Incredible Insects’ bug hunt at The Leasowes Nature Reserve.  We’re also encouraging visitors to take your own photos with the insects you find. (You don’t have to put them on your nose – unless you want to!)

We would love you to share them with us on our Facebook page or via Twitter (make sure you use #mydudleybug and #NIW2014). And, as part of the national bug-loving initiative, there’s a photography competition – so send your piccies in for a chance to win a cash prize!

And there’s more to come across Dudley borough for lovers of the little things!

Check out these events coming up, celebrating all things creepy-crawlie!

Pond Dipping at The Pavilion – 12th July

Butterfly Walk – 20th July

Minibeasts of Cotwall End – 22nd July

The Big Butterfly Count – 27th July

Bugs and Slugs Family Day at the Museum – 31st July

Bug Hunt – 6th August

Minibeast Madness – 6th August

What’s Hiding at the Bottom of the Garden? – 7th August

Moth and Bat Night – 8th August

To find out more about National Insect Week, visit their website here.