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Troopers Hill Family Fun Picnic
Saturday 10th August 2013

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A Bugs and Beasties Hunt with expert Rupert Higgins identifying lots of finds that included:

  • Longwinged conehead bush cricket
  • Meadow grasshopper
  • 16 spot ladybird
  • Grass bugs
  • Weevils
  • Field grasshopper
  • Crab spider
  • Mitre bug
  • Speckled wood butterfly
  • Green caterpillars
  • Slow worm
  • Frog hopper
  • Flesh fly
  • Grass moth (agriphila tristella)
  • Harvestman
  • Dark bush cricket
  • Ladybird lava
  • Common blue butterfly

There was also a fun Craft Tent where Tim Floyd was helping with the creation of more wonderful creatures.

Afterwards there was a great display from the Balloon Fiesta hot air balloons.

The bugs & beasties hunt was funded by our Stepping Forward Sustainability Grant, through the BIG Lottery Community Spaces Programme

Temporary toilet facilities provided by Mendip Toilet Hire.


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