Diversity of Invertebrates

Date/Time
Date(s) - 5 Jun 2020 until 7 Jun 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Ecology Course

Discover the diversity of invertebrates that can be found in west Wales.

The focus is on practical methods of capturing, handling and identifying invertebrates 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

Fees: £120 full price (£110 concessions and early bird discount available). 

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth 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.

Please go to https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/ecology/  for all bookings.

E-mail: learning@aber.ac.uk 

Phone: 01970 621580

Course Code: AB307E

Accommodation:

Self catering Eco Lodgeshared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm. Please book your place first with Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth and then contact us about your accommodation needs.

You maybe interested in other conservation, species ID and natural crafts courses at Denmark Farm. See our full events page.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

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