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Brilliant Beetles


Beetles are the most diverse group of insects in the world. The UK alone has more than 4,000 beetle species.


Click here to hear more from our Ecologist Kiran on why we find beetles so fascinating.


Kiran Lee is OmVed Gardens ecologist. A naturalist with a passion for understanding nature, he has previously volunteered at the Natural History Museum, London Zoo and London Wildlife Trust. Kiran is currently a PhD student with the Seychelles Warbler Project using genomics to understand the ecology and evolution of island-endemic Seychelles warblers, which had nearly gone extinct in the 1960s. Key influences are his mother, a keen gardener and grandmother, both botanist and biology teacher. He also aims to improve diversity and accessibility in science and in natural spaces. His research can be found on GitHub.

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