Enjoy a microscopists weekend at Flatford. The river Stour including the Millpond provides a good variety of Freshwater habitats and has always provided us with lots of interesting specimens including Bryozoans, Rotifers and Diatoms.
This is an opportunity to share, swap and learn new techniques with fellow enthusiasts, or simply do your own thing.
Enjoy a microscopists weekend at Flatford. The river Stour including the Millpond provides a good variety of Freshwater habitats and has always provided us with lots of interesting specimens including Bryozoans, Rotifers and Diatoms. In addition, there is an established dipping pond, and extensive woodland and meadow areas as well. It’s worth knowing that the centre has an excellent range of Keys and Monographs for identification.
There will be Loca and Glycerine Jelly available for making permanent and semi-permanent microscope mounts, plus an interesting range of specimens to try your hand with.
This is a self-led course.
Please note: This course is not part of the Biodiversity learning framework, this course is organised by Flatford Mill
Check-in is between 14:00-18:00. If you are arriving after 18:00 please advise us, so we can ensure you are advised of access codes, room key location, and room location.
Before You Attend
What to Bring
Preferably bring your own microscopes and equipment. The centre does have both compound and stereo-microscopes available, so if you can't bring your own, please contact the centre when booking. Disposables such as slides and cover glasses will be available.
About FSC Flatford Mill
We have four buildings that are used for visitor accommodation. Whilst most rooms are either en-suite or have a dedicated bathroom, there are some rooms in The Mill that share showers and toilets at the end of the hall. If this is unsuitable for you please make the office staff aware upon booking or as soon as possible.
Please be aware that you are visiting a Field Centre that caters in the main for school parties; the accommodation is basic and dormitory style, but warm and comfortable.
Opportunities to attend this course
Sat 29, July 2023 19:00 - Tue 01, August 2023 16:00