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Max Tomlin (5) raised 150 emperor moth caterpillars from eggs and kept a diary of his work over the past year. Yes, you did read that right -- 150!  -- Suzie (BBOWT). Read more about the competition: http://www.bbowt.org.uk/stevebackshallcompetition

Max Tomlin (5) raised 150 emperor moth caterpillars from eggs and kept a diary of his work over the past year. Yes, you did read that right -- 150! -- Suzie (BBOWT). Read more about the competition: http://www.bbowt.org.uk/stevebackshallcompetition

The Cicada's Love Affair with Prime Numbers by Patrick di Justo, newyorker. Photo by  Ocean/Corbis. #Cicadas

The Cicada’s Love Affair With Prime Numbers

The Cicada's Love Affair with Prime Numbers by Patrick di Justo, newyorker. Photo by Ocean/Corbis.

Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden is a great toy that is very educational for kids. $14.66 http://amzn.to/YVWGSy

Price Drops! Butterfly Garden now $12.30 and Ladybug Garden $14.49 shipped

Ant Death Spiral: A circle of army ants, each one following the ant in front (because they use scent/pheromones to follow each others' trails since they are blind), becomes locked into a circular mill. They will continue to circle each other until they all die.

This is one of my favorite things about ants -- the ant death spiral. Actually, it's a circular mill, first described in army ants by Schne.

Louis, 11, and his grandad look after a hive of bees. One day they swarmed and needed to be put into a new hive. His grandad put the bees in a box and gave them a ramp to crawl up into the new hive. Well done! Natalie (BBOWT) http://www.bbowt.org.uk/stevebackshallcompetition

Louis, 11, and his grandad look after a hive of bees. One day they swarmed and needed to be put into a new hive. His grandad put the bees in a box and gave them a ramp to crawl up into the new hive. Well done! Natalie (BBOWT) http://www.bbowt.org.uk/stevebackshallcompetition

Made a stackable insect hotel at childrens birthday.  Read more: http://dieraumfee.blogspot.com/2011/11/schoner-wohnen-fur-biene-maja.html

Mit Kindern Insektenhotels bauen // Building insect hotels with children

Kai, 12, has a very wildlife friendly garden. His bath tub  pond attracts lots of different pond life and lots of other animals living in his compost heap, like snakes, slow worms and hedgehogs. Natalie (BBOWT) http://www.bbowt.org.uk/stevebackshallcompetition

Kai, 12, has a very wildlife friendly garden. His bath tub pond attracts lots of different pond life and lots of other animals living in his compost heap, like snakes, slow worms and hedgehogs. Natalie (BBOWT) http://www.bbowt.org.uk/stevebackshallcompetition

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