This beginner course will introduce the ‘Harvestmen’, one of the various groups that might be commonly referred to as ‘daddy-long-legs’. It will offer insight into how these incredible animals are very much not spiders and don’t all have long legs!
The few species of harvestmen in Britain are very varied and found almost everywhere and at all times of year. So they are an excellent subject to introduce you to invertebrate identification and recording. Their distinctive range of colours, weaponry and armature means that many species can be identified in the field with a hand lens.