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Focus in on Micro-Moths of Epping Forest

  • Location: Epping Forest
  • Tutor: Martin Harvey
  • Date: Saturday 03 June 2017
  • Level: Beginners

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

This one day course provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. Although small, many micro-moths are brightly coloured and distinctive, while others are less easy to identify. This course will help you sort out the different groups, and learn how to find and record them. This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths. If you’ve already taken an interest in the larger moths the course will help you extend into the smaller species, but with excellent books now available it’s possible to start off with micro-moths, many of which can be found by day. The day will include a mix of presentations and activities (classroom and field-based), with plenty of opportunities to find moths in the woods and clearings of Epping Forest.

Course price includes a free FSC guide ‘ Day-flying Moths of Britain’.

This course runs from 09:45 - 16:00.

Please bring a packed lunch.

09.45 Registration and refreshments at the Centre
10.00 Small worlds: micro-moth natural history
10.30 Practical identification: recognising the families
11.30 Field session 1
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Field session 2
15.15 More identification, recording schemes and where to go for help and information
16.00 Course Ends

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Martin Harvey has worked in biological recording for over 15 years, with Wildlife Trusts, local records centres, the Open University’s iSpot project and the national Biological Records Centre. He carries out entomological surveys for a range of organisation and, as a volunteer, runs two recording schemes. He is a qualified tutor, and has led workshops on wildlife identification and recording for various environmental bodies and wildlife groups.

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