Introduction to Bumblebees & Hoverflies - Saturday 11 July

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus), Eric Young

Event details

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Spend a fascinating day in this ancient woodland learning about bumblebees and hoverflies with local zoologist, John Biglin, of Anglian Parks & Wildlife.

You will look at these two groups of fascinating insects with John and learn about their anatomy, ecology and identification in this amazing ancient woodland.

John is a zoologist and a very experienced field naturalist and ecologist. His special interest is British insects but he also has a thorough working knowledge of our native plants, animals and habitats.

Click on the link to go to John's website:
http://www.anglianparksandwildlife.co.uk/aboutjohnbiglin.html

There will be an introductory session in the Green Oak Centre followed by fieldwork out in the woods. John will use sweep nets to catch insects for you to study at close quarters. Please come suitably prepared for the weather with either warm, waterproof clothing or sunhat and sun cream! Please wear stout footwear.

Please bring:
A packed lunch
Notepad and pen
A camera if you wish

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and are included in the price, but please bring any extra drinks you may require when out in the woods.

Venue location

Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk,
IP30 0AQ

Event information

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Tel: 01473 890089
Date
Saturday 11th July 2015
Time
10:00am - 3:00pm
Price / Donation
£25 no concessions
Audience
Adults
Beginners
Suitable for All Ages
Category
Adult course
Trust
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk,
IP30 0AQ
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no
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no dogs please
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Tel: 01473 890089