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Discovering Moths in Bushy Park

  • Location:  London
  • Tutor:  Martin Harvey
  • Date : Saturday 14 May 2016
  • Level: Beginners
  • NON-RESIDENT: £37

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

This afternoon and evening course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. With around 800 species of larger moth in the UK there is plenty of variety, from brightly coloured and distinctive species to those that are smaller, browner and more challenging to identify!

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge. The morning will be a mix of presentations and activities to help you learn about moths and how to identify them, using a range of live moths caught the night before. In the afternoon we’ll explore the meadows, hedgerows and woodland of Bushy Park for caterpillars and day-flying moths.


By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Learnt to recognise major families of moths
  • Gained an overview of moth natural history and habitats
  • Had experience of how and where to find moths in the field
  • Found out where to go for further information and guidance on moth identification, recording and conservation

 

Martin Harvey tutors regularly for FSC. He is an ecologist specialising in insect conservation, and also works at The Open University's iSpot project, dedicated to helping people learn more about wildlife.

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Further Information

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here.

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