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What They Are and Where They Live

 

Here is my latest selection of puzzles based upon the Natural World topics which we talk about during visits to the Woodland Education Centre. Wow, there's even a "Rangers Bad Joke" at the bottom of the page.  Have fun!

 
Minibeasts Crossword

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1.  A spider catches flies in this. 4.  Another word that means "plant eater".
2.  Eaten by caterpillars.

3.  Predator with 8 legs.

5.  The stage of a moth's life between caterpillar and adult.
6.  This creature flies at night and catches moths. 9.  "Food stop" for bees and other insects.
7.  Bluebottle and House are 2 types of this creature. 10.  The number of legs a spider has.
8.  Favourite food of moles.

11.  Worms live under the...?

12.  Slugs have no legs, just a ...?
13.  Wasps make theirs from chewed wood. 15.  Many kinds of .... are found in habitats.
14.  They fly about catching mini-beasts to feed their young. 16.  Bees make this.

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Word Search

Find the Key Words listed below, in the Word Search Box.  Put a line through each word as you find them.
Words can appear horizontally, vertically, diagonally and written "back to front".

 

ANT LADYBIRD H E R B I V O R E L T E E B Y
BEE LEAFLITTER A R E D I P S R G A X Q G U B
BEETLE MILLIPEDE B A P U P N O E M D N M U T J
BUTTERFLY MOTH I T L A R V A O I Y G T B T N
CATERPILLAR PILLBUG T S U E I R J I L B K R L E O
CARNIVORE POOTER A F D N W O O D L I C E L R T
CENTIPEDE PUPA T J R I E H P S I R L T I F E
EARWIG SLUG X A G Q H S Y H P D P G P L L
EXOSKELETON SPIDER C E N T I P E D E C O E U Y E
GRASSHOPPER STONE E A O K T U A S D W O R M L K
HABITAT WASP E M A W A S P G E K T V K A S
HERBIVORE WORM B O L R A L L I P R E T A C O
LARVA WOODLICE F R E P P O H S S A R G E T X
L E A F L I T T E R S T O N E

 

We call most tiny animals Mini Beasts.  But there are many different groups of Mini Beasts.  Listed below are three of the groups.  Can you name an animal from each group? 

INSECT
ARACHNID
MOLLUSC

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Ranger's Bad Joke!

Why did the fly fly?

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Ranger's Puzzle Page created by Alan Crofts, Countryside Ranger
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