The natural world is under pressure as never before and declining insect populations are one result. True, some insects can injure us but their negative effects are far outweighed by the enormous benefits of insect life to the whole environment. Insects are major recyclers of dead and waste matter, returning precious resources to the soil. They are efficient, cost-free pest controllers and pollinators of agricultural crops around the world and they are themselves part of the food chain for many birds, amphibians and mammals, including humans. It is no exaggeration to say ‘our world’ depends on insects.

Supported by the British Science Association, Bishop’s Castle Town Hall Trust is running a series of events to highlight what can and is being done locally to conserve insects. This starts with a Wildlife Fair on Saturday 10th March, 10.00 – 4.00 at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, with information/volunteering stalls and drop-in, role play workshops where you can meet and interview some stars of the insect world! There will be fun for all age groups at this not-to-be-missed event.


Everyone welcome