BUGS, bugs everywhere!
This Sunday is your chance to learn more about the bugs in your own backyard.
The annual bug walk at the Orange Botanic Gardens always attracts a good crowd, entomologist Dr Murray Fletcher says.
The walk is open to people of any age, with insect expert Dr Fletcher explaining the role spiders and bugs have in your own garden.
“There are some [spiders] that can bite but they’re not all like that and many have a role to play in the garden,” he said.
“There is a whole range of biology happening in any healthy garden.
“Some of them are beautiful.”
On previous bug walks Dr Fletcher said they had encountered many different types of bugs and water beetles.
He said the bug walk was different each time it was held.
“We can’t predict what we’ll see,” he said.
“It’s on the day where something will fly past.”
Any interested members of the community are welcome to come along , with no need to book.
“We get all ages from kids in pushers to older people ... a lot of parents bring their kids along,” Dr Fletcher said.
The walk starts at 8.30am this Sunday, February 3, at the Orange Botanic Gardens.
Entry to the walk is free and morning tea is available for purchase afterwards.