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Identifying ants course at Preston Montford

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

This short course is for anyone who would like to learn about the identification and ecology of these social insects. The day will be both classroom and field based starting with a presentation ‘An Introduction to Ants’. In the field we will have the opportunity to look at a variety of the more commonly encountered species. Prepared specimens of these species will be available to study in the classroom. Ants can be a difficult group to identify but this course will hopefully give you a starting point.

Ian Cheeseborough is self-employed in the field of habitat management and entomological surveys, mainly in Shropshire. He has been studying aculeate Hymenoptera – bees, wasps and ants – for the past fourteen years and is County Recorder for this group of insects.

What to Bring

 Packed Lunch  Outdoor Clothing  Hand Lens (x10 or x20)  Notebook and Pencil

Useful Books

Naturalists' Handbook 24. Ants. Gary J. Skinner and Geoffrey W. Allen. Richmond Publishing 1996

Ants of Surrey. John Pontin. Surrey Wildlife Atlas Project. 2005

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for ages over 18

Cost details

£35 per person

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

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