Minibeasts

Introduction

A mini beast is a small creature or bug that can live in water or land. They have no  backbone or skeleton in their body, which means they’re invertebrates. Mini beasts move in different ways some walk, fly and swim.

Snail

You can find snails in your garden they also like dark and damp places like under a log. Snails have a body called a foot which they slide along on it. While it’s sliding on their foot they make a silver trail which helps them to slide. All snails move 45 meters per hour. All snails eat leaves. A snail can live from 5 to 25 years old. They have eyes on their feelers. They have a rough tongue. They like the damp. All snails don’t have teeth they just suck and  swallow their food.

Ladybird

Ladybirds eat thousands of aphids during it’s life time.You will find ladybirds where there are trees and stems of flowers. Adult ladybirds first get their spots when they come out of their pupa. All ladybirds move in the same way and that’s walk and fly. Some ladybirds are red with black spots and some are brown with white spots. Ladybirds have two eyes that can see up down to the left and to the right all at the same time! They have two feelers for touching and jaws for biting.

Bee

The bee is the only creature that can give us food honey! Bees eat nectar collect the pollen and fly to the next flower. So the pollen that the bee collected goes back into the flower that the bee is searching. All bees live in hives and talk to other bees by dancing.Bees live in hives, in large groups called colonies. They have black and yellow stripes across their bodies. Bees make honey to eat, in the winter people and other animals eat honey too. Honey bees do a special sort of dance to show other bees where to find food.All bees move in the same way and that’s walk and fly. There are two sorts of bee the honey bee and the bumble bee.

 

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