Marvellous Minibeast Hunt

Marvellous Minibeast Hunt

Lianne de Mello

Who run the world?

Minibeasts of course! 

Minibeasts is another word for invertebrates and includes any animal without a backbone. They come in all different shapes and sizes and include all the different types of insects, butterflies, flies and bees but also snails, spiders and woodlice! They are a vital part of all ecosystems and have a very important job! Like pollination or breaking down dead animals and plants.

An incredible 96% of all known animals are invertebrates. Without them the world would be a very different place.

They really do count, so why not help us and Pigog the hedgehog to count them!

Record what you find here!

Pigog butterfly

Meet Pigog

Pigog loves minibeasts! 

Pigog is busy investigating in his garden. With 16 different types of minibeast to look for - there's lots for him to learn!

Will you help him?


Could you help Pigog count?

Pigog would like to know what wonders are hidden in your own garden or school grounds. So grab your wellies, and get minibeast hunting! 

Maybe you could take part with your school? We've got plenty of hints and tips to get you started!

Make sure you record all your minibeast findings!

Click here to submit your results!

Check out our videos to learn how to spot your very own minibeasts!

With the help of the 5 Welsh Wildlife Trusts, Pigog has created some informative videos for each day of the week, with focus on a different group of invertebrates.   

Fun Facts

One out of every four animals on earth is a beetle!

Chris Lawrence

Fun Facts

Worms can eat their own body weight in food every day!

What type of earthworm have you found?

All you need to know about identifying minibeasts!

Welsh language bug recording sheet

All you need to know when identifying slugs and snails!

Find more things to do over on our Wildlife Watch website!

Count me in!

Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Do your bit for bugs!

Find out more!

Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography