Meet the gang!
Meet the 'Nuts about Nature' gang...
Deano is an Emperor Dragonfly
He can fly up to 18 miles per hour. He started life in the pond as a nymph but two years later he was big enough to leave. He gets his name dragonfly because he has fierce jaws.
Barry is a Violet Ground Beetle
He lives mainly in woodland in the layer of dead leaves on the ground. He is a carnivore which means he eats other animals so he needs to move very fast. He has an exoskeleton similar to strong armour which protects his body.
Gus is a Grasshopper
He is a herbivore which means he eats only plants. He can fly and sheds his skin up to five times. Grasshoppers don’t have voices; instead they ‘sing’ by rubbing the rough edge of one wing against their back leg. This is called stridulation.
Sammy is a Smooth Snake
She lives on heathland sunbathing in the heather to keep warm. Her favourite foods are other snakes and lizards.
Neville is a Smooth Newt
He belongs to a special type of family called amphibians. During the spring and summer he lives in ponds and lakes but comes to land to hibernate through the winter months.
Betzy is a Bumble Bee
She feeds on pollen and nectar from flowers. Bumblebees can live by meadows, hedges, heathland and marshes in a colony with a queen (the head female bee) and her workers (other male and female bees).