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.


Tutor: Paul Richards

Paul Richards is a retired countryside manager and keen wildlife photographer. He has achieved distinctions in photography at the highest level and won gold medals in national and international salons. Paul was shortlisted in the 2010 British Wildlife Photography Awards.