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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Finding and Identifying Beetles

  • Location: Juniper Hall
  • Tutor: Steve Bolchover
  • Dates: Friday 27 July 2018 to Sunday 29 July 2018
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £180

Thank you for your interest in our course. The accommodation at the centre is full, however we work closely with the local B&Bs to offer participants the chance to attend as a non-resident and stay within the local area. If you would like to attend as a non-resident provisionally book your place on the course and then confirm your accommodation. Please contact FSC Juniper Hall for a list of local B&Bs and hotels. The non-resident price includes evening meal and packed lunch.

This exciting course at Juniper Hall will cover practical aspects of finding, identifying and recording beetles. The main focus of the course is on the diversity of beetles and their adaptations to their environment. Guidance on field and laboratory equipment and the treatment of specimens will be given, andon the literature, internet and other resources helpful in identification. The course is not aimed at experts but those people who would like to learn about beetles and to learn skills in fieldwork techniques, curation and identification of specimens.

Steve Bolchover has a Zoology degree from Oxford University and has been an amateur entomologist for many years. He is a County Recorder for Coleoptera (beetles) and has been delivering workshops and presentations about beetles and other invertebrates over the last 20 years. Steve has run very popular courses for the FSC since 2011.

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