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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates for Biological Surveying and Recording

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Adrian Chalkley
  • Dates: Tuesday 29 May 2018 to Friday 01 June 2018
  • Times: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £416
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £356
  • NON-RESIDENT: £296

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Climate change has underlined the importance of monitoring freshwater ecosystems. This course is designed to help professional surveyors and amateur naturalists increase their understanding of the large and diverse group of invertebrates that inhabit our rivers and ponds. Illustrated talks and field excursions will demonstrate the latest practice in sampling methodology and preservation of specimens. Identification sessions will cater for both amateur and professional interests and needs. Please note this course starts at 14:00 on the 29th May.

Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) and Suffolk Naturalists Society (SNS) have kindly offered a bursary to support individuals who wish to attend this course to help provide people with the skills and experience to identify and record Suffolk wildlife. Further info can be found HERE.

Adrian Chalkley was a teacher for over 30 years and has been studying pond and river life for most of that time. He has been a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for 25 years and the Suffolk County Recorder for freshwater invertebrates for over 20 years. For information on Adrian’s wide-ranging interests in freshwater biology, take a few moments to visit his website at: www.boxvalley.co.uk

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here.

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