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Pollinator Identification for Beginners at Edinburgh Zoo

  • Location: HO
  • Tutor: Damien Hicks and Kevin Jones
  • Date: Saturday 13 May 2017
  • Level: Beginners

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

Should you be wary of that wasp, or happy to see a harmless hoverfly? Come and learn how to identify common groups of pollinators including bumblebees, honeybees, hoverflies and more. This short course is an introduction to the identification of common groups and species of flower-visiting insects, which will cover the fascinating world of pollination ecology and some of the issues facing pollinators today.

Damien Hicks is a botanist and data analyst at APEM ecological consultancy in Scotland.  He currently works on UK plant identification and vegetation survey data (NVC, LEAFPACS2) and is a BSBI taxonomic referee. 

Dr Kevin Jones is a macroinvertebrate ecologist and senior laboratory scientist at APEM ecological consultancy in Scotland.  He has over 16 years of experience of analysing and teaching macroinvertebrate identification and monitoring, both at the Environment Agency and University of Stirling.


Please note this course take place at and is booked direct with Edinburgh Zoo www.rzss.org.uk/rzss-education/adult-courses

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