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Introduction to Beetles (Coleoptera) and True Bugs (Hemiptera)

  • Location:  London
  • Tutor:  Tristan Bantock
  • Date : Saturday 19 August 2017
  • Times: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Age Range: Adult
  • NON-RESIDENT: £37

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

Course Details

This course will provide an introduction to the many families within these two large insect orders and cover the identification of more distinctive species. You will gain an insight into the varied biology of these insects and become familiar with some of the field techniques required to find them. Based in Bushy Park.

Course fee includes a copy of the FSC fold out chart: Shieldbugs of the British Isles

Tutor

Tristan Bantock is an entomologist with a broad knowledge of most insect groups and a specialist interest in Hemiptera and Coleoptera. He is the national organiser for the Shieldbugs & allies Recording Scheme.

Timetable

  • 0930 Registration
  • 1000 Welcome, Health and Safety & Introduction
  • 1015 Morning session
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1330 Afternoon Session
  • 1550 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews
  • 1600 Course finishes

What to bring

  • Lunch and plenty to drink
  • Suitable clothing & footwear, waterproofs or sun cream as appropriate!
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Small bag to carry personal items

Health and Safety

  • There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site.
  • If you have special medical requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.
  • Please be aware that this is a Deer Park, and there can be ticks. Please consider wearing long sleeved tops and trousers, even if the weather is nice, and bring insect repellent.

Meeting point / Location

The Stockyard, Bushy Park.

FSC in Bushy Park

FSC have been working in partnership with The Royal Parks to deliver courses since 2011. In Bushy Park, our education Centre has two classrooms, toilet facilities, a small kitchen and office space. Alongside this is an area of the Park for education use, not open to members of the public. With two large meadows and grassland areas, woodland areas and three ponds, this is an exciting and inspiring space to discover more about the Park.

Located near Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park's mixture of woods, gardens, ponds and grassland makes it a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife with roaming herds of Red and Fallow Deer. The park is also home to the famous Chestnut Avenue, a formal Baroque water garden and the beautiful Diana Fountain.

 

Further Information

Bushy Park Directions

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