Small is Beautiful

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

This afternoon on our Small is Beautiful event we explored a small, overlooked world, including looking for lichen and marvelling at mini-beasts.

We started by admiring some of the many moths we caught last night before they were released. Here, an early grey (left) and a shoulder stripe (right).

Armed with magnifying glasses and hand lenses we looked for things we normally wouldn’t. We travelled through a range of habitats: Highlights included spotting hazel flowers,

liverworts, cased caddis fly larvae, water crickets,

fungi and various lichens.

Once we got our (collective) eye in we spotted all sorts of miniature marvels! Why not try walking with a magnifier and looking for little? It can be like a whole other world!


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