Invertebrates provide us with many helpful ecosystem services without which we cannot survive, but unfortunately, their numbers are declining.

Identifying and recording invertebrates can, at times, be a tricky task. But it’s courses like those provided by the Tanyptera Trust and the Field Studies Council that are helping to increase invertebrate identification knowledge and recording.

The Tanyptera Trust promote the study and conservation of insects and other invertebrates in the Lancashire and Cheshire region of NW England