My challenge this week is to find as many different types of minibeasts as you possible can!
Where to find minibeasts
Minibeasts live in all sorts of habitats. Many prefer dark, damp spots in gardens and woods, so this is a good place to start your hunt. Encourage children to use their best detective skills to track creatures down:
Lots of creepy crawlies live in trees and shrubs. Lay a piece of white cloth, such as an old sheet or pillow case, under a tree or bush and gently shake the branches. You’ll be surprised how many tiny creatures fall out.
Remember – bugs are very tiny, so be careful if you pick them up and always put them back where you found them.
You'll need to use the identification chart below to identify your minibeasts, so that you know how many different ones you have found.