National Trust Solar Minibeast Centre
This National Trust Mini bug house is a solar Insect box which is not only great for collecting and studying insects, but features a solar light which glows in the dark and can attract moths.
The insect centre with solar light can be used in different ways
- For insect sample collection / Field Trips
- General Insect Study
- Moth Study
- Portable carry handle
- Hang in your garden
Insects can be placed inside the study centre either via the opening top or through the opening side ports with the perspex windows. Twigs and flower stems can also be put inside to provide a temporary insect habitat whilst you study your bugs and beasties.
A rope handle enables the solar minibeast centre to be easy to carry so you can take it out and about to collect interesting creatures. The minibeast centre is made of slow-seasoned FSC timber so will be be durable and not require any chemical treatments.
On the top of the minibeast centre is the solar lamp this is perfect to attracting night flying insects and bugs such moths and night flying beetles. Make sure that the the rechargeable battery that powers the solar lamp gets a good charge by leaving the minibeast centre out in bright light during the day. In the evening open the side windows to allow the insects attracted by the light to enter the study chamber.
The minibeast centre is part of our educational range designed to encourage you to Find, Collect & Study minibeasts. When you've enjoyed looking at them just open all the windows and top and release them back into the wild.
Insect Study Chamber dimensions:
H 235mm W 160mm D 170mm
Weight 0.7 kg