So here is something to get started with . . . all about insects and a few brain teasers.
Here are three pages about insects. You can download them and even take them with you to the reserve and see how many species you can find.
Dinosaurs were around long before insects came along? TRUE or FALSE
What is an insect – ie how many legs does it have, does it have a skeleton?
Are all invertebrates insects?
How many species of insects are there?
Do insects have wings?
Do grasshoppers have wings?
Did you know grasshoppers can jump vertically to a distance of 10 times their length and horizontally to 20 times their length. So a 5 cm grasshopper can jump one metre. . . see more interesting facts at http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-grasshoppers/
How many wings does a bee have?
Do you know how many times an insect flaps its wings?
Well they are all so different. The slowest is probably the butterfly with 5 – 10 wing beats per second while the midge is said to flap its wings over 1000 times per second!
There are many more butterflies than moths. True or false?
This is a well camouflaged Hawkmoth . . . see fascinating moth facts at: