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Befriend a beetle with M.G. Leonard and PTES

Join Laura Bower, People’s Trust for Endangered Species’ resident beetle expert, and M.G. Leonard, author of children’s novel Beetle Boy, for a family Discovery Day at the Royal Parks Foundation’s Education Centre in the heart of Hyde Park on Wednesday 6th April. Laura will be talking about Britain’s spectacular stag beetles and our Great Stag Hunt survey, where we ask members of the public to help us record stag beetles as they emerge in early summer. M.G. Leonard will be storytelling with extracts from her brilliant children’s book Beetle Boy.

Beetle Boy is the story of Darkus, who investigates his dad’s mysterious disappearance with the help of a remarkably clever beetle called Baxter. We at PTES are working with M.G. Leonard to highlight the decline of one of Britain’s largest and most charismatic beetles, the stag beetle, and demonstrate how everyone can befriend a beetle with just a few simple actions in their garden or local area.

Beetle Boy book by MG LeonardThis free Discovery Day event is run by the Royal Parks Foundation, the charity for London’s eight amazing Royal Parks. The day will feature nature inspired activities, crafts and a discovery trail suitable for all the family. You can drop in any time from 11am until 3pm, and you will be able to hear from Laura and M.G. Leonard between 12 and 2pm.

Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis so we recommend you register your interest on the Royal Parks Foundation website. If maximum capacity is reached, we may ask you to wait outside while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Hyde Park. For more details of the Discovery Day, activities, map and directions, please visit the event page on the Royal Parks website.


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