National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:45 to 16:00
Epping Forest is home to over 100 temporary and permanent ponds supporting a wide range of species from insect larvae to water fowl. This course will provide a basic introduction to freshwater pond habitats for beginners with a focus on sampling and identifying freshwater invertebrates. Aquatic plants and freshwater vertebrates will be touched on and the conservation status of ponds discussed briefly.
This will be a practical course with ample opportunity to sample and identify specimens from several different ponds.
By the end of the course participants will:
The course runs from 09.45 to 16.00 and price includes a free FSC guide Freshwater Name Trail.
About the Tutor:
Charlotte Evetts, currently an education officer of The Royal Parks and sessional tutor for The Earth Trust, is a former member of the teaching team at FSC Epping Forest with specialist interest in biology. A graduate of Oxford University, Charlotte previously led groups for the National Trusts' Cherryburn and Box Hill sites.
Disclaimer: All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course.
To attend this event please register in advance.
The day has a classroom session but the remainder (majority) is spent in the field walking through uneven woodland terrain in parts.