Umbra Nature Reserve


Lebia cruxminor - brown and black spotted beetle on a white flower

Big Beetle Bonanza

This ain't no beetle drive! To celebrate National Insect Week join one of our ecologists, Adam Mantell, to discover fascinating facts about beetles. Did you know there are over 2,000 species…

House spider

Spider season: live and let-live

Is your house playing host to hairy eight-legged Romeos seeking out their Juliets? Don't panic, says Adam Mantell. Spiders are an important part of nature, so consider a live-and-let-live…