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This short course is for anyone who would like to learn about the identification and ecology of these solitary insects. Time will be spent in the field observing and discussing the requirements of a variety of genera found around the Centre grounds. There will also be an opportunity to study and identify prepared specimens to species using a variety of entomological keys.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Tutor: Ian Cheeseborough

Ian Cheeseborough is self-employed in the field of habitat management and entomological surveys, mainly in Shropshire. He has been studying Aculeate Hymenoptera – bees, wasps and ants for the past ninteen years and is County Recorder for this group of insects. He also runs a number of courses on Aculeates at Preston Montford FSC.

Example Timetable

Saturday: The day will start with a presentation and then we’ll head out around the grounds to observe a variety of species.

By the end of the day you should be competent at identifying several of the commonly encountered genera and have an understanding of solitary bees ecology and their conservation.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Packed Lunch
  • Outdoor Clothing
  • Hand Lens (x10 or x20)
  • Notebook and Pencil
  • An entomological net

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