Grassland Mini Beasts
Summertime and the grass is long and may seem at first glance that not much is living in it – but take a closer look and a whole new miniature world exists, just waiting to be discovered.
One way to observe is to simply get down close and look. This will reveal some creatures, but a much more productive way is to use a sweep net designed specifically for the job. These can catch large numbers of a selection of grassland creatures in just a few sweeps.
They can be bought from specialist companies but a cheaper option may be to make your own from such items as old tennis racket, pillow case and drawing pins or plastic ties.