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Learn to Love Flies (SE region)

  • Location: BENHS Dinton Pastures
  • Tutor: Martin Harvey
  • Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Non-resident: £5

Location: The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH (see course brochure for more details)

If you’re interested in flies 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 flies but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of flies and the art telling one type of fly from another.

  • Come and see different types of live British flies
  • Learn some of their names
  • Learn how to tell a few of them apart
  • Listen to some fascinating talks from a spider 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 flies.

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

Martin Harvey tutors regularly for FSC and for Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an entomologist and biological recorder, working at the national Biological Records Centre and for a range of clients. He runs the national recording scheme for Soldierflies and Allies.

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

Further Information

Course brochure


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