Natural History Live

These are short natural history webinars, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from either an FSC member of staff or a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. These are our new Virtual Meet Ups(VMUs), we’ve re-named them as we’re changing how we run them slightly so we thought it was time for a change! Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about our other online learning opportunities here.

Introduction to Carrion Beetles

Silphidae are a fascinating family of beetles also known as Carrion beetles. As their common name suggests, many of them are associated with carrion, feeding on the remains of dead vertebrate animals. There are only 21 species recorded from the UK and most of these are reasonably large in size, making identification a little bit easier than many other beetle families! In this session we’ll be joined by Ashleigh and Matt from the Silphidae Recording Scheme who will tell us more about the unique behavior and ecology of these beetles, how to find them and most importantly how to identify them.



The FSC BioLinks project is funded by the Field Studies Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund. These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. However, we’ve listened to your feedback and added an optional fee for those that would like the opportunity to contribute financially to our work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Discounted – select if you would like to attend at no cost

Attendee – select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5



Header photo © Ashleigh Whiffin

Tutor: Guest Speaker

We have various guest speakers joining us for our online talks and webinars. Please see the information above for more details.