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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Glow-worms: Ecology, Habitat Management & Surveying at Chafford Gorges

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 19:00 to 23:00

Glow-worms are one of the most intriguing beetles, with their green glow a magical feature of summer evenings throughout the UK. Come and learn about the lifecycle and ecology of Glowworms and find out how to actively manage habitats to increase their numbers.

The course will focus on identifying larval and adult (glowing females) stages at Chafford Gorges Nature Park, which has one of the largest remaining Glow-worm populations in Essex. A short classroom session will be followed by evening searches for larvae and glowing females on the reserve, which will form part of the ongoing Essex Glow-worm Survey. The course will be an excellent chance to see Glow-worms in the wild and find out what you can do to help conserve them and monitor their numbers. Signed copies of the Essex Glow-worm book will be available.

Book via the Wildlife Trust website.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for adults

Cost details

£15 donation per person

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.


Wheelchair users and People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

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