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Would you like to learn more about the surveying and identification of invertebrates? Then why not join us on one of our insect identification training courses this summer?

As part of national insect week, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is running two one-day courses on invertebrate identification for beginners, in partnership with Buglife, the Environmental Records Information Centre North East and Northumberland County Council.

Both sessions will be run by Suzanne Bairner; entomologist and project officer for Buglife. Each course will start with a short talk on the ecology of invertebrates. The rest of the session will focus on collecting and surveying techniques followed by specimen identification to the correct taxonomic group.

Where appropriate, they will try to identify to species level. The purpose of these courses is for local people to improve their knowledge on invertebrate identification and encourage them to continue recording. Help to increase NWT’s collective records on less popular taxa from the invertebrate world across the North East.

Course 1 — Thursday 26 June, East Chevington Nature Reserve, Druridge Bay, 10.00am – 3.30pm. Cost £25.

Course2 — Friday 27 June, St. Nicholas Park Nature Reserve, Gosforth, 10.00am – 3.30pm. Cost £25.

For further information and to book a place please visit: Northumberland Wildlife Trust – Invertebrate Surveying and Identification for Beginners.

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