Bug Hunting at Howe Park Wood

Howe Park Wood

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Come and visit Howe Park Wood this summer for our family-friendly bug hunting sessions! Our Outdoor Learning Team will equip you with a net, bug pot and ID sheet to see what tiny creatures are thriving around the park. Become a scientist for the day by filling out a survey sheet as you go along.

Each ticket will provide you with one set of equipment for 45 minutes. Sessions will be held every half hour with our first session starting at 9:30 and our last session starting at 11:45. Bug hunting sessions are running 27th - 29th August.

Our Education Centre will also be open to the public from 9:30 to 12:30. We will have nature-themed challenges, artefacts on display such as nests, skulls and feathers that are found across our different parks, and self-guided trails.

Howe Park Wood is one of the city’s jewels, a tranquil oasis, humming with wildlife and colour. As well as being home to a wide variety of wildlife, Howe Park Wood boasts more than 200 plant species, some so rare that English Nature has designated it a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wildlife value.

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    Howe Park Wood is one of Milton Keynes' ancient woodlands which boasts a wide variety of wildlife and fantastic on-site facilities, including toilets, a café, a small play area, and many opportunities to learn.