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Big Wasp Sorting Session 1 (SE Region)

  • Location: FSC London: Bushy Park
  • Tutor: N/A
  • Date: Wednesday 05 December 2018
  • Times: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Level: Open for Everyone

Wasps are ecologically essential insects. Both predators and pollinators, the social wasps (those yellow and black insects that bother us at picnics) live fascinating social lives and are much undervalued, even despised. However, just like their more glamourous cousin the honeybee, wasps are suffering as we change habitats and spray insecticides.

The Big Wasp Survey aims to gather important scientific data to help to quantify wasp species abundance, diversity and distribution.

Over the next couple of months, The Big Wasp Survey will be running several workshops, including these here in Bushy Park, to help sort and identify all the wasps received. In addition to helping them with this valuable research, the workshops will be a great opportunity to learn more about wasps and the best way to identify our most common species. No experience of wasp identification is required as Big Wasp Survey experts will be on hand to provide guidance, so if you would like to take part simply book through EventBrite.

Please note that this course will involve the use of specimens that have been killed and preserved.

These sessions are subsidised by the FSC BioLinks Project (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund).

Spaces can be reserved through the EventBrite website (please feel free to book both sessions if you would like to come for the full day).

Session 1 (10:30-13:00): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-wasp-sort-wednesday-5th-december-bushy-park-tickets-51486339026?aff=erellivmlt

Session 2 (13:30-16:00): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-wasp-sort-wednesday-5th-december-bushy-park-tickets-51486340029?aff=erellivmlt

Further Information

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