There will be a host of bug-tastic activities at Bristol Zoo next week to celebrate National Insect Week.
Visitors will be able to see collections of a variety of ladybirds from Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives, on Wednesday June 23, and over the weekend of June 26 and 27, and take part in a search for wild ladybirds around the Zoo grounds.
Over the weekend of June 26 and 27 visitors will also be able to get up-close to leaf and stick insects when the Phasmid Study Group visits the Zoo to share fascinating facts about these unusual creatures.
The Zoo will also be hosting an insect macro photography exhibition in Bug World all next week, featuring photographs taken by two Somerset-based nature photographers, Robin Williams and John Bebbington.
Alongside the exhibition will be the winning images from the Zoo’s recent insect photography competition. The six best photographs were chosen by the Zoo’s judging panel, made up of the Zoo’s invertebrate keeper, in-house artist and graphic designer, and will be on show in the Bug World gallery for the next year.
For more information about National Insect Week, visit the website http://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/
To find out more about Bristol Zoo Gardens and what’s on over the coming weeks, visit the website at http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/ or phone 0117 974 7300.
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