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Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Slapton Ley, South Devon

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 20-22 July 2018

Venue: FSC Slapton Ley, South Devon

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20-22 July 2018

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Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 01-03 June 2018

Venue: FSC Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales

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01-03 June 2018

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Fri, 01/06/2018

Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Blencathra, the Lake District

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 25-27 May 2018

Venue: FSC Blencathra, the Lake District

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25-27 May 2018

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Fri, 25/05/2018

Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Margam, South Wales.

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 04-06 May 2018

Venue: FSC Margam

Booking essential and places limited

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04-06 May 2018

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Intermediate Bumblebee Ecology and Identification course

The Short-haired Bumblebee Project (Bombus subterraneus) is running an intermediate bumblebee ecology and identification course on 6th May at RSPB Dungeness. The course costs £12 and runs from 10-3pm.

Booking is essential so please email the course leader, Dr. Nikki Gammans to book your place. Joining instructions will be provided on booking:

nikki.gammans[at]bumblebeeconservation.org

 

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09 May 2018

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Beginners Bumblebee Ecology & Identification course

The Short-haired Bumblebee Project (Bombus subterraneus) is running a beginners bumblebee ecology and identification course on 8th April at RSPB Dungeness. The course costs £12 and runs from 10-3pm.

Booking is essential so please email the course leader, Dr. Nikki Gammans to book your place. Joining instructions will be provided on booking:

nikki.gammans[at]bumblebeeconservation.org

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08 April 2018

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wasp identification photos

During my identification and learning process (never ends!) I took photos of the bits of wasp specimens which were alluded to in the key(s), mostly first and last below, to help me understand what was meant:

Yeo P.F. & Corbett S.A. 1983 Solitary Wasps. Naturalist's Handbooks 3 CUP
Richards O.W. 1980 Scolioidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea RES.
and worth every penny for the clear illustrations and descriptions:
Lomholdt O. 1984 The Sphecidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Brill (publisher, not a comment on how good I think it is!)

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