Pages

An Introduction to Bumblebee Ecology and Identification (Sussex Wildlife Trust)

Location: Rye Harbour, East Sussex
Course Leader: Dr Nikki Gammans

Indoor and outdoor sessions looking at bumblebee identification, ecology, behaviour, lifecycle and conservation. We will also discuss gardening for bumblebees and other insect pollinators. No previous knowledge required.

Booking essential. More details HERE

 

Display Date: 

Sunday 17th July

Sort Date: 

Sun, 17/07/2016

Bumblebee Safari (BBCT/NC500)

Join BBCT's Conservation Officer, Katy Malone for a guided walk, as part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, to find some of the numerous colourful bumblebees in the county and learn about their fascinating lives. Will we find the rare great yellow bumblebee? Join us in the search! No booking required.

Venue: Castlehill Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown, Caithness, KW14 8TG

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Display Date: 

Saturday 28 May 2016

Sort Date: 

Sat, 28/05/2016

Bumblebee Identification for Beginners Caithness (BBCT/NC500)

Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? As part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, this one day Beginners' workshop will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Castlehill, followed by an afternoon site visit around the beautiful gardens and heritage flagstone trail. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills.

Display Date: 

Saturday 28 May 2016

Sort Date: 

Sat, 28/05/2016

Biological Monitoring: Plants and Pollinators (FSC)

This Residential workshop on plant-pollinator monitoring (led by Damien Hicks, Graham Stone and Pierre Ouverard) will focus on taxonomic identification, robust field survey and inference, and floral assay for pollen and nectar. We will cater for all levels of experience and all are welcome. Please feel free to use our growing image collection of UK flower visitor specimens at https://www.flickr.com/photos/132220632@N04/sets/

RESIDENT (SOLE OCCUPANCY): £325 RESIDENT (SHARED ROOM): £295 NON-RESIDENT: £225

Display Date: 

Friday 01 July 2016 to Monday 04 July 2016

Sort Date: 

Fri, 01/07/2016

Bees, Hoverflies and Flowers: Pollinators and Pollination (FSC)

Bees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects play an enormously important role in natural habitats and agricultural systems alike. Some pollinators are known to be declining, and their conservation is a cause for concern. This course (led by Martin Harvey) introduces the insects that play a role in pollination, helping you to recognise them, understand how they interact with flowering plants, and find out how to play your part in conserving them.

Location:  Epping Forest 

Level: Intermediate

NON-RESIDENT: £42

Display Date: 

Saturday 25 June 2016

Sort Date: 

Sat, 25/06/2016

Pollination: Bees, Hoverflies and Flowers in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (FSC)

Bees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects play an enormously important role in natural habitats and agricultural systems alike. Some pollinators are known to be declining, and their conservation is a cause for concern. This course (led by Martin Harvey) introduces the insects that play a role in pollination, helping you to recognise them, understand how they interact with flowering plants, and find out how to play your part in conserving them.

Venue: London Projects

Level: Beginners

NON-RESIDENT: £37

Display Date: 

Saturday 11 June 2016

Sort Date: 

Sat, 11/06/2016

Solitary Bees: Identification and Ecology (FSC)

This intermediate residential course (led by Ian Cheeseborough) will introduce participants to the identification and ecology of solitary bees including nesting and foraging requirements, hosts and associated aculeate nest parasites. Introduction to the identification of genera and species will be through a combination of presentations, field visits and microscope workshops using keys and prepared specimens. By the end of the course participants should be more confident in identifying the more commonly encountered families and genera.

Location: Flatford Mill

Display Date: 

Friday 15 July 2016 to Friday 22 July 2016

Sort Date: 

Fri, 15/07/2016

Identifying Solitary Wasps (FSC)

This short, introductory course (led by Ian Cheeseborough) is for anyone who would like to learn about the identification and ecology of solitary wasps. Time will be spent in the field observing and discussing the requirements of a variety of genera found around the Centre grounds. There will also be an opportunity to study and identify prepared specimens to species level using a variety of entomological keys.

Location:  Preston Montford 

Level: Open for Everyone

NON-RESIDENT: £35

Display Date: 

Sunday 26 June 2016

Sort Date: 

Sun, 26/06/2016

Identifying Ants (FSC)

This short, introductory course (led by Ian Cheeseborough) is for anyone who would like to learn about the identification and ecology of these social insects. The day will include indoor and field sessions concentrating on the identification and ecology of the more commonly encountered species found in the Centre grounds.

Location:  Preston Montford
Level: Open for Everyone

NON-RESIDENT: £35

Display Date: 

Saturday 25 June

Sort Date: 

Sat, 25/06/2016

Introduction to Solitary Bees (FSC)

An introduction to the ecology and identification of several commonly encountered genera of solitary bees. This residential course, led by Ian Cheeseborough, will include field visits to quality sites will include discussions of habitat preferences and nesting and foraging requirements. Evening presentations and the opportunity to study prepared specimens should give participants a good introduction to these fascinating insects.

Location:  Preston Montford

Level: Open for Everyone

Display Date: 

Friday 10 June 2016 to Sunday 12 June 2016

Sort Date: 

Fri, 10/06/2016

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed