What a lovely way to spend an hour before bedtime, bug hunting in the garden. The first find, the one that sparked our hunt, was a little red bug which we discovered (with the power of Google) was a red spider mite.
Then we went on the hunt for more; under rocks and flower pots, on the nettles (a secret hideout for ladybirds), amongst the long grass and in the trees.
We found a nice selection of bugs and insects much to the delight of our hunters. Here’s a selection of our finds:
It’s a great time of year to get out in the garden and find bugs and insects so get your wellies on (unfortunately still needed in this rainy May) and go hunting.
If you know bug loving children, we’ve some great gift ideas to encourage them out in the garden and fresh air: