Grasshoppers & Bushcrickets - Sat 22 August

Sat, 22/08/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Great green bushcricket

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Sat, 22/08/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join local zoologist, John Biglin, and learn about the anatomy, ecology & identification of grasshoppers & bushcrickets. These are fascinating creatures of rough grassland and hedgerow edge, often unfairly overshadowed by the more 'glamorous' & colourful butterflies and dragonflies.

The first part of the day will be spent in Snape village hall with an introduction to these creatures. You will then go to the lovely nearby Trust reserve, Blaxhall Common, for a practical session to search out these species. John will use sweep nets to catch them for you to examine at close quarters.  Click on the link for information on Blaxhall Common http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/blaxhall-common

You will learn how to distinguish between bushcrickets & grasshoppers, how to identify the commonly occurring Suffolk species and spend time discussing their lifecycle and habitat requirements.

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

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing, stout footwear and bring a packed lunch. It's advisable to wear insect repellent. You may also like to bring a notebook and pen and a camera.

Tea, coffee and biscuits included in the price but you may wish to bring extra snacks & drinks for when you are out on the reserve.

 

Venue location

Snape Village Hall, Church Road, Snape,
Saxmundham,
Suffolk,
IP17 1SX

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Tel: 01473 890089
Date
Saturday 22nd August 2015
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
Price / Donation
£25 no concessions
Audience
Adults
Beginners
Category
Adult course
Trust
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Snape Village Hall, Church Road, Snape,
Saxmundham,
Suffolk,
IP17 1SX
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no dogs please
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