Going on a bug hunt! What will we find?
Bugs have adapted to live in virtually any habitat! They live on the land, in the air and in water on every continent including Antarctica. Finding them is one of the easiest activities to do!
What do you do?
- Check under rocks, in the ground, under leaves, in stumps, and in the bushes.
- You can find out more about your bug by going to:
- If you catch a bug, make sure it is returned to its home.
What do you need?
- Optional: bug net, magnifying glass, bug catching tongs
- Not all animals want to be touched. Bugs such as bees, wasps and red ants are best to look at. Avoid handling unfamiliar bugs without proper guidance to prevent any allergic reactions or harm.
What are the benefits?
Physical: It encourages participants to engage in physical activity by exploring natural environments.
Mental: It stimulates participants' cognitive abilities by observing and identifying different bug
Emotional: Connecting with nature has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote emotional well-being.
Spiritual: Participants develop a spiritual connection with nature, recognizing the interconnectedness of all life forms and the importance of treating them with respect and gratitude.