There are insect-related events online, throughout the UK, and beyond.

Find out about an Insect Week event taking place near you or online in June 2024.

We include all different types of activities relating to insects: from bug hunts, tours, talks, workshops, to creative activities, exhibitions and performances.

 

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  • Explore the Royal Parks with Help Nature Thrive bug trails

    Saturday 1st June 2024 to Thursday 1st August 2024

    The Royal Parks are great places to connect with nature. These self-led walks in the central Royal Parks will help you discover more about our conservation initiatives and introduce you to some of the parks smallest inhabitants – the invertebrates. The…

  • Tiny Giants Exhibit at London Zoo

    London, London
    Saturday 1st June 2024, 10:00 to Sunday 30th March 2025, 17:00

    From minibeasts to coral reefs, enter the world of Tiny Giants, and journey through the habitats of the planet’s smallest but mightiest animals. Shining a spotlight on the planet’s smallest superheroes: from underwater corals and the aquatic wildlife they support, to industrious leafcutter ants, spiders and beetles – we’re celebrating…

  • entoLIVE webinar – Hoverfly Lagoons Project: A Journey into the Past, Present and Future

    Wednesday 17th July 2024, 13:00 to 14:00

    Hoverfly Lagoons Project: A Journey into the Past, Present and Future Free webinar with Dr Ellen Rotheray about the highly successful Hoverfly Lagoons project and introducing aquatic habitats into small spaces. The Hoverfly Lagoons project was invented in 2016 for the University of Sussex’s Buzz Club, a citizen science charity…

  • Nature Photography Workshop: All Things Bright and Beautiful – Butterflies, Moths and Flowers

    Dorchester
    Friday 26th July 2024, 09:00 to 13:00

    This is a workshop designed for beginners and intermediate nature and wildlife photographers who wish to develop or enhance practical and technical photography skills.

  • entoLive webinar – Bees and Beyond: Ecosystem Services at a Garden Scale

    Thursday 5th September 2024, 13:00 to 14:00

    Bees and Beyond: Ecosystem Services at a Garden Scale Free webinar with Dr Linda Birkin exploring the importance of gardens for the wider environment in which they are nestled. Gardening success and invertebrate activity are deeply intertwined, for better or worse! Demonstrating that the beneficial side of this relationship vastly…

  • entoLIVE webinar: A World of Wasps: Researching the Ichneumonid Wasps

    Wednesday 18th September 2024, 19:00 to 20:00

    A World of Wasps: Researching the Ichneumonid Wasps Free webinar with Dr Gavin Broad exploring the understudied world of Ichneumonid wasps. Huge numbers of insects are hosts to parasitoid wasps, and one of the most successful groups of wasps is the Ichneumonoidea, or Darwin Wasps. Despite the ubiquity of Darwin…

  • entoLIVE webinar – Sow Wild! and Insect Identification

    Tuesday 1st October 2024, 13:00 to 14:00

    Sow Wild! and Insect Identification Free webinar investigating the success of ‘mini meadows’ and testing the ability of citizen scientists to sample and identify insects. Habitat loss and fragmentation are considered the foremost threats in pollinator decline, and in England and Wales, 97% of wildflower meadows were lost by 1984.

  • entoLIVE webinar – Cave Spiders: Behavioural Adaptations in Webs, Foraging and Dispersal

    Tuesday 15th October 2024, 13:00 to 14:00

    Cave Spiders: Behavioural Adaptations in Webs, Foraging and Dispersal Free webinar with Dr Thomas Hesselberg exploring behavioural adaptations in cave spiders. Web-building spiders are excellent model organisms to study the behavioural adaptations to novel habitats such as the dark and food-limited subterranean cave habitat. Cave-dwelling orb spiders in the genus Meta show…

  • entoLIVE webinar – Biodiversity Net Gain: What Could BNG Mean For Pollinators?

    Monday 28th October 2024, 13:00 to 14:00

    Biodiversity Net Gain: What Could BNG Mean For Pollinators? Join Dr Jeff Ollerton for an exploration of what Biodiversity Net Gain could mean for pollinators in England. Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) promises to transform the way that we approach nature conservation in the UK. At the moment the focus of…

  • entoLIVE webinar – Glowing, Glowing, Gone? The Plight of the Glow-worm in Essex

    Monday 25th November 2024, 19:00 to 20:00

    Glowing, Glowing, Gone? The Plight of the Glow-worm in Essex Join Dr Tim Gardiner to hear about his research into the decline of one of Britain’s most iconic beetles. The glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) is thought to be declining in the United Kingdom. Yet, much of the evidence for this is…