Eeek, oohh,urgghh, bleagh

Some spooky, curious and gruesome facts about the wildlife that visit our houses and gardens ...

  • A group of crows is called a murder.
  • House flies vomit and poo continuously.
  • Dragonflies are the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom.
  • Harvestman can lose a leg in order to escape predators.
  • A ladybird eats as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime.
  • Mice and rats’ incisor teeth never stop growing.
  • The fen raft spider can grow as big as a rat (largest spider in Britain).
  • A cockroach can live for weeks without its head.
  • Honey bees have hair on their eyeballs.
  • Devil’s coach horse squirts a foul-smelling fluid from its abdomen when threatened. Beware – this beetle can also give a painful bite.
  • Voodoo wasps turn caterpillars into their zombie bodyguards.(Glad they don’t live in UK)


Encourage more friendly fiends and sow some of our natural wildflowers.

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