Date(s) - 23 Jun 2017 until 25 Jun 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Discover the wide range of invertebrate animals that can be found in west Wales.
The focus is on practical methods of capturing, handling and identifying specimens found in various habitats around the venue. This will include using pit-fall traps for those that crawl, beating and sweep-nets for those that fly and hopefully light trapping for moths and other night fliers. With the specimens indoors, their amazing diversity, adaptations and life cycles will be revealed with the aid of microscopes, identification keys and of course, help from the tutor. Techniques essential for carrying out surveys which form the basis of management plans for their conservation is also covered. A wider range of organisms are covered when compared with the Entomology (insects only), these including: woodlice, millipedes, spiders, molluscs, earthworms and insects. As a consequence this course is not so weather dependent and you could select a focus group.
Tutor: Phil Ward
Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all SELL Courses. If you have no first degree, reside in Wales and are in receipt of certain state benefits, you may be able to get your course fees subsidised, or paid for you.Fees: £120 full price (£20 concession and £20 early bird discount available).
The dates to book courses to obtain the early bird are:
Term 1 courses book before 28th September 2016
Term 2 courses book before 14th December 2016
Term 3 courses book before 22nd March 2017
Please go to http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/sell/lifelong-learning/ for all enquiries and bookings.