Introduction to freshwater invertebrates: the habitats they require and how they can be monitored

Introduction to freshwater invertebrates: the habitats they require and how they can be monitored

Posted on behalf of Buglife Scotland and Seven Lochs
There are over 4,000 species of invertebrates that require freshwater habitats such as ditches, ponds and rivers at some stage in their life cycle. This includes the nymphs (or larvae) of stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies and dragonflies and the adult stages of some beetles! There are even woodlice that live in water!

Come along to this workshop to find out more about the invertebrates living in the freshwater ponds at Drumpellier, how to identify the different groups and monitor the habitats for pollution and non-native and invasive species. This workshop will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Please wear sturdy footwear or wellies if possible and warm clothes. If you have a hand lens or any insect guides please feel free to bring them along on the day.

This workshop is being run by Buglife in partnership with Seven Lochs to raise awareness of the diversity of our invertebrates in Scotland.

Tea and coffee will be provided.
02 Mar 2020 at 1:00pm
until 02 Mar 2020 at 4:00am
Drumpellier Country Park
Visitor Centre, Townhead Road

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Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, and we are actively working to save Britain’s rarest small animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice, spiders to snails. There are more than 40,000 invertebrate species in the UK, and many of these are under threat as never before.

Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates. We are working hard to achieve this through:

  • Undertaking practical conservation projects that will contribute to achieving our aim.
  • Promoting the environmental importance of invertebrates and raising awareness about the challenges to their survival.
  • Assisting in the development of legislation and policy that will ensure the conservation of invertebrates.
  • Developing and disseminating knowledge about how to conserve invertebrates.
  • Encouraging and supporting invertebrate conservation initiatives by other organisations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
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