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Field ID of Spiders (WM Region)

  • Location: FSC Preston Montford
  • Tutor: Holly Dillon
  • Date: Wednesday 07 August 2019
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Course fee: £5

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

Spiders are tricky to identify without the use of microscope but some species/groups can be recorded in the field.

 On this course you will be: 

  • introduced to spider ecology  

  • shown how to identify distinctive species and groups 

  • shown how to look closely at living specimens 

  • practice identification techniques 

  • shown how to get help with identification and all things spidery 

There will be classroom sessions and practice at identifying spiders in the field. 


Please note: this course is aimed at adults only and is not suitable for children. 


Holly Dillon joined the FSC in January 2018 as a biodiversity trainee and is now the BioLinks Project Assistant. Holly's background is in conservation biology.  She's had a keen interest in invertebrates since a child and took this further whilst studying for her Masters. She was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to spend three months studying invertebrate decomposer species in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo for her Masters research project. After this, she joined the FSC as a trainee, spending 12 months developing her invertebrate ID skills for British species.

This course is heavily subsidised by the FSC BioLinks Project (funded by the Heritage Fund).

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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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