I took the team on a beetle safari around the lovely allotment which is always packed full of organic plants and lots of wildlife.
First up we found a wasp beetle and we talked about how this insect is trying to scare predators (and us) by pretending to be nastier than it actually is.
A black-striped longhorn beetle was basking on an oxeye daisy
...and on the brambles we found a swollen-thighed beetle which looked like it had spent a little too long on the running machine.
The asparagus was covered in asparagus beetles...
and we found an orchid beetle (although Laura though I had called it an awkward beetle).
It was nice to see plenty of 7-spot ladybirds around the plot...
...but the star of the show was this gorgeous rose chafer - a Lewes speciality.
And it was a nice surpise to see this Small Blue butterfly in the raised vegetable beds too.
Thanks to everyone at St Nicks and Flourish for a lovely morning on this wonderful allotment.