How to be a curious entomologist

Insects are everywhere.  They are so many, and so varied - fascinating, beautiful, mysterious, bizarre. Through their mind-boggling biodiversity they offer us a window into the ecological complexity of life on Earth, and give us a powerful insight of the workings of the natural world.  But their small size means that they can easily be … Continue reading How to be a curious entomologist

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Close Encounters of the Crawling Kind: Bugs in Our Gardens

Saturday 13 July, 10.30am-12.45pm at the Horniman Museum A chance to trial lots of different collecting techniques. Lift logs to see what’s living underneath, sieve leaf letter, try your hand at sweep netting and dip a pond net in our very own pond. Experts, including Richard ‘Bug man’ Jones will be on hand to introduce … Continue reading Close Encounters of the Crawling Kind: Bugs in Our Gardens

Festival of Fieldwork – Horniman Museum

Help the Horniman Museum celebrate the Centenary year of the British Ecological Society with an innovative family learning festival of ecological fieldwork which combines expertise of Museum staff and skills of professional field ecologists. Experience first-hand some of the activities that these scientists undertake in order to monitor and make sense of the environment. Events include … Continue reading Festival of Fieldwork – Horniman Museum