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Learn To Love Centipedes, Millipedes & Woodlice (SE region)

  • Location: Amersham
  • Tutor: Steve Gregory
  • Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Non-resident: £5

This course is fully booked on this date but you can join the waiting list (by scrollling to the bottom of the page) in case space becomes available or it is run on another date.

Location: FSC Amersham Field Centre, Mop End, Bucks, HP7 0QR

If you’re interested in invertebrates with more than 8 legs but never felt ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this day is for you! It’s a day for people who are fascinated by centipedes, millipedes and woodlice but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction and the art telling apart the different types of centipedes, millipedes and woodlice.

  • Come and see different types of live British centipedes, millipedes and woodlice
  • Learn some of their names
  • Learn how to tell a few of them apart
  • Listen to some fascinating talks from an expert
  • Find out what to do if you want to take your interest further

Most of the day will take place in the classroom, but if the weather is good, we will go outside to look for some interesting beetles.

Please note that this course is an introductory course and absolutely no experience of centipedes, millipedes or woodlice is needed – just a passion for nature and learning more about wildlife that is often overlooked.

Steve Gregory is a member of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group, one of the editors of the group’s annual Bulletin and organiser of the national Woodlouse Recording Scheme. Steve is author of Woodlice and Waterlice in Britain and Ireland (2009), an updated account of the distribution and habitat preferences of the British and Irish fauna. He has had an interest in woodlice, millipedes and centipedes for many years and has published a number of scientific papers on all three groups. His particular interests include the ecology and distribution (biogeography) of the British fauna and current projects include woodlice, millipedes and centipedes of heated ‘tropical’ glasshouses and those occurring in the south Wales valleys.

This course is heavily subsidised by the FSC BioLinks Project (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund).

Further Information

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