Exotic Minibeasts and Foodchains
Today’s session followed on from our March session (native minibeasts) and gave the young people an opportunity to experience/ handle some more exotic varieties from other parts of the world. An expert from Little Beasties, Ulverston, brought in her collection of ‘minibeasts’ from little caterpillars to a giant millipede, and a very friendly tarantula.
The young people had the tactile experience of holding the creatures as well as learning how they relate to their native cousins and where they sit on the food chain. All enjoyed the session and everyone got to make a ‘lacewing’ home, to protect their vegetable plots from ‘greenfly’ attack. (The lacewing larvae eat the greenfly – natural foodchain protection for your veg.)