Have you seen our new Gardening With Children Competition in the Family Zone?
When we were young many of us will have been told not to play with our food, well now you can and you might even win a prize.
Create a face on a plate using fruit and vegetables; it can be sad, happy or just silly it doesn’t have to be a person it can be an animal, bird, creature, an alien or a figment of your imagination, why not experiment you can send in as many entries as you like.
Not only is it great for collecting and studying insects, it also features a solar light which glows in the dark and can attract moths.
The centre can be used in 3 ways
- For insect sample collection/ field trips
- General Insect Study
- Moth Study
Your minibeasts can be placed inside the study centre either via the opening top or through the opening side ports with the perspex windows, twigs and flower stems can also be put inside to provide a temporary habitat whilst you study your bugs and beasties. A rope handle makes the Minibeast Centre easy to carry so you’ll want to take it out and about to collect interesting creatures.
On the top of the Minibeast Centre is the solar lamp this is perfect for attracting night flying insects and bugs such moths and night flying beetles, make sure that the rechargeable battery gets a good charge by leaving the minibeast centre out in bright light during the day, in the evening open the side windows to allow the insects attracted by the light to enter the study chamber, release your creatures as soon as you have studied them.
The Minibeast Centre is made of slow-seasoned FSC timber so will be durable and not require any chemical treatments.
Take a photograph of your creation and send it to us with your details on the entry form (click here) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Gardening with Children Family Competition, Gardening Works, Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XJ by the closing date of Wednesday 31st August 2016.