Insect Fest at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

AN Insect Fest is on at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre this weekend.

Crafts, trails and activities focusing on insects will be on at the centre on Saturday (May 4), Sunday (May 5) and Monday (May 6).

Families can also watch for warblers, tits and other songbirds currently singing and nest building.

On Saturday and Sunday, visitors can ‘catch the buzz’ from the Sussex Beekeepers display in the visitor centre.

Each afternoon there will be Bug Hunting sessions in the Wildlife Garden and Creeping & Crawling Crafts taking place inside the visitor centre.

The Pond Dipping station is open and the free Wetland Discovery Boat Safaris are running all weekend.

“Insects have a purpose” said Paul Stevens, WWT grounds manager.

“Wasps have a bad reputation but many types do not even attack people.

“Parasitic wasps help humans by preying on other insects that harm crops.”

The centre, in Mill Road, Arundel, is open from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Call 01903 881530 for more information.