The competition closes to entries on 31 October 2018, and there are some great tips on photographing insects on the National Insect Week’s website.
The aim of National Insect Week is to encourage people of all ages to discover more about insects.
It runs every two years and it’s organized by the Royal Entomological Society, together with a number of partner organisations which have an interest in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.
I've just been taking a look at Suttons website - we got a fabulous vegetable trug from them a couple of years ago and it's been a great buy, so from time to time I like to take a look at it to see what they've got.
One thing I discovered tonight which would be of interest to anyone who wants to start attracting butterflies and/or bees to their garden is that they have an offer on at the moment on their Solitary Bee Hive - you can enjoy 33% off.
Garden Bird has the story of how International Dawn Chorus Day started; apparently broadcaster and environmentalist Chris Bains had a birthday party at 4 in the morning so that they could all enjoy the dawn chorus.
And now there are events all over the UK and all over the world to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day - you can find events here.
Set those alarm clocks and get ready to enjoy the orchestra of nature and all her music!
There’s a pop up nature reserve, full of hints, tips and hands on help for anyone who wants to discover all about wildlife and caring for them. Peer into a working beehive, watch honey being produced and find out how wax candles are made. There’s skep-making, building a bug hotel and making a nest-box. Fly off here for more details
Meet some of the animals on Adam Henson’s farm – he’s a presenter from Countryfile. His prize bull Archie will be there, plus some of his rare breeds, and in the Animal Petting Barn, kids can get close up to chicks, rabbits and cuddly kid goats.
And for dog lovers, there’s a Dog Lovers’ Arena, with incredible shows of tricks, agility and skill. Working gun dogs and sheep dogs will be among the line up, and the Kennel Club will show the skills and agility of their dogs too.
Of course there’s lots more besides – there’s music, eats, drinks and shopping (tons of shopping), 50 Things to do before you’re 11 and ¾ (you can do a few of them at the event), a Great British Craft Marquee, the Countryfile Kitchen Marquee (my mouth is watering already),
Can I bring my dog?
The show says:
Yes, although we ask that you remain as considerate as possible to your fellow visitors who may not love your dog as much as you, and that you keep them under control. Please ensure you bring bags to dispose of your dog’s waste. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. A maximum of two dogs per person is allowed. Guide assistance and support dogs are welcome at the event.
Obviously please do NOT leave your dog in the car.