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Learn to Love Wasps - Bushy Park

If you’re interested in finding out more about wasps but don’t feel ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Wasps is a very gentle introduction to this group of insects, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

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Fri 08, July 2022 10:00 - 16:00

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Fri, 08/07/2022

Field Identification of Solitary Bees - Bushy Park

Learn about the different families, genera and species of solitary bees and how to tell them apart. We will be using Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland by Steven Falk – copies will be available to use from our library, but please feel free to bring your own.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

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Tue 14, June 2022 10:00 - 16:00

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Tue, 14/06/2022

Field Identification of Solitary Bees - Bishops Wood

There are over 270 bee species in the British Isles most of which are solitary bees – the social bees (bumblebees and honeybees) only make up about 10% of these species. Join our tutor in the field to search for, find, and discuss the identification features of a variety of UK solitary bee species that can be identified in the field.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

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Sat 18, June 2022 10:00 - 16:00

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Sat, 18/06/2022

Mason and Leafcutter Bee ID with Microscopes - Bushy Park

The Mason and Leafcutter Bees (Megachilidae), is a large family of solitary bees where many species require microscopic examination in order to reliably identify them to species. This course will provide you with the skills you need to be able to start identifying Mason and Leafcutter Bees to genus and species using a microscope.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

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Fri 17, June 2022 10:00 - 16:00

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Bee Genera Identification with Microscopes - Bushy Park

This course provides an introduction to identifying bees to genus. This includes a short presentation introducing the morphological features used to identify specimens to genus level, followed by practical sessions guided by our expert tutor. During the lab sessions, you’ll explore a wide variety of different bee species, including ones that can be trickier to identify in the field. This course will use the Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland, by Steven Falk – copies will be available for use from our reference library.

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Wed 15, June 2022 10:00 - Thu 16, June 2022 16:00

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Wed, 15/06/2022

Learn to Love Bees - Pump House Environment Centre, Worcester

If you’re interested in finding out more about bees but don’t feel ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this is the course for you.  Learn To Love Bees is a very gentle introduction to our planets most important pollinators, introducing aspects of their biology and ecology.

This course combines the use of classroom-led learning and outside learning opportunities led by one of our bee tutors to give individuals the skills and confidence to learn more about the lives and ecological role of bees.

 

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Tue 31, May 2022 10:00 - 16:00

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Tue, 31/05/2022

Learn to Love Bees - Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

If you’re interested in finding out more about bees but don’t feel ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this is the course for you.  Learn To Love Bees is a very gentle introduction to our planets most important pollinators, introducing aspects of their biology and ecology.

This course combines the use of classroom-led learning and outside learning opportunities led by one of our bee tutors to give individuals the skills and confidence to learn more about the lives and ecological role of bees.

 

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Sat 21, May 2022 10:00 - 16:00

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Sat, 21/05/2022

Ant Identification with Microscopes - Bushy Park

This course provides an introduction to identifying ants to species using microscopes and identification keys. The day includes a short presentation introducing the morphological features used to identify specimens to species level, followed by practical sessions guided by our expert tutor. During the lab sessions, you will explore a wide variety of different ant species, including workers, queens and males.

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Thu 05, May 2022 10:00 - 16:00

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Thu, 05/05/2022

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