Introduction to Invertebrates is a half-day workshop that introduces learners to the world of invertebrates. Learners will gain an understanding of basic invertebrate morphology and take a whistlestop tour through the various groups of invertebrate that they might observe in their garden or local greenspace. In the field, learners will practice using an identification key and hand lens to differentiate between the different invertebrate orders.

Tutor: Keiron Derek Brown

Keiron Derek Brown is passionate about biological recording and studying invertebrates, and delivers a wide range of events and training opportunities through the Biological Recording Company. He is the national recorder for earthworms (running the National Earthworm Recording Scheme on behalf of the Earthworm Society of Britain) and the Chair of the Ecology & Entomology section of the London Natural History Society. He also sits on the advisory council of the National Forum for Biological Recording.

Between 2016 and 2023 he designed and managed the £1.6 million FSC BioLinks project for the Field Studies Council, with the aim of inspiring amateur naturalists to take up the identification and recording of invertebrate groups that are often forgotten and rarely recorded.

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