If you’ve enjoyed my Buzzing! book, you’ll know just how fascinating – and important – minibeasts are. You’ll also know that you can make an important contribution to science by recording the bugs you see. Scientists up and down the UK rely on us to tell them what bugs we see, so they can build up […]

Ledbury Poetry Festival: Schools

Ledbury is a beautiful historic town in Herefordshire that plays host to a fabulous poetry festival each year (where I myself have performed). But the Ledbury Poetry Festival is far from being a once-a-year flash in the pan.  It works throughout the year to promote poetry amongst  people across the age range. And as part […]

Lord Deramore’s Science Week 2010

Congratulations to the pupils at Lord Deramore’s Primary School in Heslington on their Science Week achievements. All the school, from Early Years upwards, took part, and I was lucky enough to be present at their final assembly, where each class demonstrated some of what they’d learnt. I spent two days at the school as part […]

Insect Festival 2009

Fabulous weather, a beautiful location, fascinating exhibits, and a Buzzing! show from John and me. It all adds up to a great day out – which is exactly what the Insect Festival 2009 here in York was last Saturday. Yorkshire Moth Man, Dr Dave Chesmore had a stall, with lots of live moths he’d caught […]

Recording the bugs where you are

STOP PRESS: An updated version of this information is available at theBigBuzz website. You can make a valuable contribution to science by recording the wildlife you see, and submitting your observations to one of the many wildlife surveys there are in the UK. Here are some you might like to take part in. National Insect Week […]