"The Big Bug Bag was an incredible addition to the Bristol Festival of Nature in 2009. It surprised, intrigued and inspired our visitors with its mix of unusual creatures and expert, but accessible, information."
Angela Congedo, Organiser, Festival Of Nature

"Pete is a thoroughly knowledgeable and inspiring naturalist. He helped bring the Bristol Festival of Nature alive by allowing members of the public to see close up various exotic insects in the city centre. At the BioBlitz he not only helped us identify various invertebrate species to add to our scientific survey, but really enthused and excited the children he took out surveying. His enthusiasm about insects is incredibly catching!"
Berry Goddard, Organiser, BioBlitz 2009

"Pete and his Big Bug Bag were such an enormous hit at our annual Garden Party. So many people have spoken to me after the event and talked about how great it was for the kids - definitely one of the highlights of the day for the youngsters"
Helen Ostle, Bristol Amnesty International.


"Thank you so much…we all had so much fun. Brill party… thanks."
Catherine & Fern

"Thank you so much for coming to Maya’s party- you were brilliant, and Maya is still talking about it!"
Gilly & Maya

"I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Big Bug Bag to liven up a party".
Berry Goddard, Organiser, BioBlitz

"Incredible, managed to keep 10 young children captivated!"

"It was great to have you here yesterday. All the kids were riveted. Your presentation style is brilliant. Thanks again for a brilliant day!"

"We all really thoroughly enjoyed the party - fab for all ages!"

Schools (Teachers):

"I would thoroughly recommend The Big Bug Bag to any teacher of this age group as it manages to hook the interest of both the boys and the girls equally - pitching the accompanying talk at exactly the right level… the class was bubbling with excitement and interest by the end."
Carrie, Yr 8 Teacher

"Really inspiring! The Big Bug Bag linked really well with the topic on Living Things. The children talked about the visit for ages afterwards"
Polly, Yr 1 teacher

"Brilliant! It was really good for the children to see such exotic animals. The children loved it"
Jo, Yr 4 teacher

"The Big Bug Bag will inspire awe & wonder in the natural world…Guaranteed! It brings to life quite difficult scientific concepts for children, such as adaptation to the environment and complex life cycles, beyond that of the butterfly."
Julian, Advanced Skills and Yr 5 teacher.

"Pete provides an exciting experience for the children, which stimulates their knowledge and understanding of living things, that extends beyond their own experiences, and relates directly to the national curriculum."
Julian, Advanced Skills and Yr 5 teacher.

"Thank you very much for coming to our class and giving us a fascinating talk on bugs! It was really brilliant and fitted in perfectly with our main lesson on Life Cycles"
Lily, Yr 7 teacher

"Seeing such unusual creatures really inspired the children’s interest in the minibeasts around them"
Paula, Yr 2 teacher

"It was an absolutely brilliant hands on experience for the children. Pete was upbeat and enthusiastic. This really impacted on the children’s enthusiasm"
Jaime, Yr 6 teacher

"Pete engaged all of the children in formulating questions"
Polly, Yr 1 teacher

Schools (Children):

"A highlight of the year"
"A real inspiration"
Yr 8, Ashton Park School

"It was exciting!"
Chloe, Yr 4

"It was Fun!"
Olivia, Yr 4

"Very good. Interesting, scientific, and fun!"
Jeffrey Yr 5

"The whole of our class loved it"
"You get to hold them!"
James, Yr 5

"Thank you so much. At first I was scared. Now I’m Not!"

"Thank you. It was really fun seeing all the bugs!"

"Cheers Pete. The bugs were amazing"

"Dude, awesome bugs!"

Horsehead Grasshopper

Striped Love Beetle

Hissing Cockroach