Handling Creepy Crawlies in Kettering: A Bugtopia Animal Experience

We are sitting on benches, anxiously waiting, as lots of leggy creatures crawl around us… and soon make their way onto our hands…. “Getting hands on really inspires minds and we find that children learn more if they are excited, and theres nothing more exiting than holding a millipede or maybe even a tarantula!!!!!!” [source]…

Wings & Scales: A Trip to Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

The festive season is over, we are in that January lull of bad weather, and long nights… so, it is about the right time to add a splash of colour into our life… “Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is the world’s longest running butterfly house and one of Scotland’s favourite tourist and educational attractions. We…

My Pets: Praying Mantis Enclosure Build for Nebula

Gamora‘s empty enclosure has been sat on my shelf looking sad and empty for the past few weeks. I upgraded her to an Exo Terra because I wanted to constantly have life flourishing within this little enclosure… so… it’s time for a new enclosure upgrade!! This time round, I have decided to make the enclosure…

Conventions: A trip to The Birmingham Entomological Show 2019

“We are back at Edgbaston Cricket Ground for another superb entomological show. This will feature a huge range of both live and papered specimens of tarantulas, beetles, moths, butterflies, katydids and stick insects as well as a host of other species. A full range of equipment will also be available including housing, moth traps, books,…

My Pets: Giant African Millipedes

“The Midland Entomological Fayre is held twice yearly and is a great friendly show for all ages. There is a huge amount of livestock / dried and mounted specimens of butterflies, moths, tarantulas, beetles, stick insects etc as well as books and equipment. There is a host of well recognised traders and collectors as well…

My Art: Gamora

  Gamora is my pet Praying Mantis. She is a Giant Rainforest Mantis – Hierodula majuscula. If you have not already seen it, pop back to my post all about the Midland Entomological Fayre and discover how Gamora came to be a part of the Fluffy Jellyfish family, and you can also check out here…