June, July and August
The 21st of June is the summer solstice. This is when we have the longest day with the sun rising earliest and setting latest. At this time of year insect life is at its most abundant. It is a great time to get to know moths, dragonflies, crickets, grasshoppers, beetles and all our other amazing minibeasts! Summer is also a great time to get to the seashore to investigate rockpools and to see what wild treasures the tide has washed up.
Top five things to look for
Things to see and do in summer
The long summer days are full of life. Bees, butterflies and other amazing insects flit from flower to flower and baby birds chirp at their parents for food.