Child and youth festivalThe UKZN School of Education “recently hosted its inaugural two-day Children and Youth Festival on the Edgewood campus where participants were able to explore … an insect display” among other things.

Luckily I had managed to find a couple of specimens in the garden that were featured in my book. Apart from the caterpillar, they were all predators: the antlion larva, a young flower mantis, an assassin bug, aquatic elephant mosquito larvae and aquatic dragonfly larvae. (Click on the links to read the respective pages in the book.)

So the kids could not only hear amazing stories about them and see them in the book, but also meet them live and study them closely, aided by a digital endoscope which magnified them on a laptop screen.