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PRODUCT: Trends UK National Geographic Bug Barn (www.trendsuk.co.uk)Trends UK National Geographic Bug Barn

DESCRIPTION: A wildlife kit for children consisting of a set of tools for collecting and observing live bug specimens. Contains net, tweezers, viewing barn, magnifying glass, canister, a sheet of decorative window clings and an instruction manual. Suitable for children aged 6 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Bug Barn is a great nature kit for little explorers, and is a simple and effective way for children to further their knowledge and interest in wildlife that exists on their very doorstep!

The kit contains all the tools that your child will need to both collect and observe live insect and bug specimens in their own garden or local park. Obviously it is important that your child is aware of the need to handle any creatures they find with care so as not to harm them, as well as the importance of letting them go again after their observations are complete!

Included is a large pair of black plastic tweezers which are particularly ideal for picking up hard-shelled insects, as well as a little creature net with a screw-on handle which can be used to collect flying bugs. Once caught, the specimens can be be placed in the clear plastic viewing canister provided, complete with ventilated lid and mini ruler imprinted on its base for measuring and recording the size of each creature. The set also however includes a fantastic 'bug barn' which is basically an observation cage, pentagonal in shape with netted sides, sliding doors at each end to load and release specimens, and a sturdy black carry handle on top for easy transportation.

Furthermore, the set comes with a large strong magnifier which has an oversized handle for small hands to easily hold, and is excellent for examining tiny creatures and close-up detail. Lastly, there is a sheet of fun removable 'creepy-crawly' film stickers included (called 'window clings'), which your child can use to decorate their bug barn tools as well as windows, mirrors and any furniture which has a dry flat surface. What's more, each creature featured on the stickers is labelled with both its common name and scientific name for your child to get to grips with...great for impressing friends and family!

In our opinion, the Bug Barn is a wonderfully fun and educational kit for boys and girls who love bug hunting, and is a simple and effective way of encouraging a real interest in the world around us.

BAD POINTS: None that we can find!

PRICE: £9.99

 

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