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In celebration of National Insect Week 2008, The Living Rainforest in Berkshire is inviting insect enthusiasts to go creepy-crawly crazy with them starting this weekend.

The eco-centre has organised the following events to make sure everyone gets very buzzy over the coming days and weeks.

21-22 June, 28-29 June (weekends)

Meet the Bugs & Insects – Throughout the day, get acquainted with our amazing, resourceful and sometimes terrifying mini-beasts.

23 June – 31 August

Insect Trail Around the Rainforest – Pick up a worksheet on arrival and crawl around the Rainforest Houses looking for clues.

28 June (Saturday), 11am-3pm Face Painting – Get bug-eyed as we transfigure your face into a perfect replica of your favourite insect. (costs £1-3)

29 June (Sunday), 11am-3pm

Transform Into an Insect – Go wild as you busy yourself making your very own butterfly or ladybird wings, sprouting antennae and having your face painted as part of this fantastically creative workshop. (costs £1-3)

The Royal Entomological Society’s National Insect Week runs from 23-29 June and engages with children and adults, scientists, teachers and nature lovers around the UK, raising awareness of insects, their diversity and the crucial role they play in our everyday lives. Wildlife enthusiast and television presenter Chris Packham, together with Joan Ruddock MP, will launch National Insect Week on Monday 23 June.

For more information on local events taking place during National Insect week, visit or

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