Wild East Devon Outdoor Activity for your garden: Pitfall Trap

Find out what invertebrates are wandering around your garden at night by catching them in a pitfall trap. Try setting traps in different locations (under a hedge, beside some logs or in the flowerbed). Do you think that you will find the same creatures in each trap?

Don’t forget to put a roof over your traps in case it rains and check your traps first thing in the morning so that any creatures that you have caught aren’t in there for too long. After releasing your creatures don’t forget to dig up the pots and fill in the holes.

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