Lesser Stag Beetle

Get students fascinated by the marvellous minibeasts we have in our parks

We have provided many activities for students to get involved in, with the aim to:

  • Develop their scientific language, including the terms "minibeast", "invertebrate" and "insect"
  • Help them discover which habitats minibeasts are found in
  • Help them understand minibeast lifecycles
  • Get them involved with minibeasts in their schools

Follow up this activity, by getting students to colour in a page full of bugs, moths and butterflies, as well as learning a quick fact about them!

There are also videos below that teaches students how to build a hotel for bugs or how to hunt a bug down. Use the step-by-step document we have included to support you when learning how to hunt a bug.

Documents are suitable for all Primary ages with adaptations listed where necessary.

Did you know? We offer a "Minibeasts & Habitats" session for Milton Keynes Primary Schools in our parks! Click here to find out more and to book. 

  • Did you know?

    Lesser stag beetles live in and depend on deadwood. As a result of this, we deliberately leave deadwood on some our sites to support these marvellous creatures.

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