Let's hunt for bugs!:
Kay's tutorial, filmed in a garden, shows where to find different invertebrates, how to safely trap and identify them using a pitfall trap.
Suited to children of all ages.
Materials: Jam jar, 2 short bamboo sticks, saucer or plate, bait (e.g. fruit peels), an old food container with holes in the lid, a magnifying glass (not essential).
For more information:
www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/go-on-a-bug-safari/; www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/48349/minibeast-hunt.pdf05/06/2020; www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/...
Kay Synott is a member of the Heritage in Schools Panel of Specialists.