Go wild in Essex Libraries
ESSEX libraries are going wild for wildlife this half term, especially the creepy crawly kind. Are you brave enough to get close to a tarantula or look a praying mantis in the eye? Martin Rapley – The Bugman – will be taking his Big Bug Experience on a 12
ESSEX libraries are going wild for wildlife this half term, especially the creepy crawly kind.
Are you brave enough to get close to a tarantula or look a praying mantis in the eye?
Martin Rapley - The Bugman - will be taking his Big Bug Experience on a 12-stop Essex library tour throughout the week, starting at Saffron Walden Library on Monday February 16 from 10am until noon.
Those who don't want to get too close to the real thing can meet some of the friendly larger-than-life giant bugs - Sean the snail, Buzz the bee, Lauren the ladybird or Brenda the bug.
You may also want to watch:
The Big Bug Experience also includes story time, a treasure trail around the library with a chance to win some prizes, activity sheets to complete, books and other resources to use to find out more about bugs and wildlife, as well as the chance to find out about local parks and open spaces to visit to see more local wildlife.
Thanks to Essex County Council's natural environment team, visitors can also collect some free wildflower seed to create bug heavens across Essex - and they can take part in the fun at any time during the event.
- 1 New Market Row deli will inspire community spirit, says mayor
- 2 New pub opens: 'We had almost the whole village, and the one nearby'
- 3 Application refused for 100 homes on former Friends School site
- 4 No end of the line in sight for Audley End CrossCountry cancellations
- 5 Things to do on the May Bank Holiday weekend: Essex gardens are open
- 6 Survey reveals Uttlesford fears of fourth national Covid lockdown
- 7 Back to the drawing board for Radwinter Road retirement homes
- 8 Houses in pub garden refused on appeal but similar application pending
- 9 Boy George and Culture Club announce Audley End concert
- 10 Firefighters rescue woman after town centre collision
Cabinet member for adults, health and community wellbeing, Cllr David Finch, said: "Libraries have always been a wonderful resource for finding out about local wildlife and how you can enjoy and help to protect it. Come along and let Essex libraries bring the subject to life.