Introduction to Hoverflies
- Location: Flatford Mill
- Tutor: John Biglin
- Date: Monday 02 July 2018
- Times: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
- Level: Open for Everyone
- NON-RESIDENT: £85
The course will appeal to anyone with an interest in the natural world. You won’t need any prior knowledge just a willingness to immerse yourself in the life of hoverflies for a day. There will be a mix of presentations, fieldwork and identification using various guides. The day will be varied with lots of opportunity to learn about these fascinating and incredibly diverse insects. By the end of the day you should have a good understanding of what makes them buzz and why they make such an attractive and fascinating group of insects to study.
Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) and Suffolk Naturalists Society (SNS) have kindly offered a bursary to support individuals who wish to attend this course to help provide people with the skills and experience to identify and record Suffolk wildlife. Further info can be found HERE.
John Biglin has had a passion for the natural world since an early age and has been involved with land management and wildlife for most of his career. During that career he has had jobs which spanned work as diverse as museum curator, habitat surveyor, urban wildlife project manager and head of parks for a local authority. Currently he runs his own consultancy (www.anglianparksandwildlife.co.uk). As an experienced ecologist and land manager John has set up and run urban wildlife projects, surveyed thousands of acres of habitat, established local nature reserves and managed almost every kind of natural open space within lowland Britain both on the ground and at a strategic and policy level. He has a real enthusiasm for wildlife which is based on knowledge and experience whilst at the same time being quite infectious. The enthusiasm comes over quite strongly in his work with people doing things like guided walks, talks and radio shows. In natural history his special interest is British insects, though he also has a thorough working knowledge of our native plants, animals and habitats. He is a keen supporter of the arts, a musician, photographer and keen volunteer on things as varied as being a green flag award judge and running historic tours.
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