The Great Bug Hunt 2022!

The 2022 ASE Great Bug Hunt is here! It's been a long winter, but the little creatures will shortly be making their way out of hibernation into the warm spring sunshine – and then what will you find?

Send your entries by post, including the name of the class teacher, school and year group you're entering to: Rebecca Dixon-Watmough, ASE, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AA by 15th July 2022

Download the poster: BugHunt2022Poster.pdf

Encourage your pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom – with our fabulous competition. Simply identify a local habitat, get your pupils to explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!


Download this image as an informational PDF> BugHuntInformation.pdf

And you could win (among other things!), a bug day in your school! Jackfield Infant School in Stoke on Trent was the 2021 winner,  and the children there had a wonderful day, provided by our partners, the Royal Entomological Society, finding out more about the insects and bugs that they found. The best part was holding the leaf insects and getting up close to bumblebees!

To help you on your bug hunting way, and to give you lots of ideas, join the NFU for a live lesson on 15 March to learn all about minibeasts, their habitats and the important jobs they do: and-where-to-find-them-150322

It’s a must-see!