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Field Identification of Spiders and Harvestmen

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Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve

Warrington

WA3 6EE

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This course will introduce you to identifying some of the many UK spiders and harvestmen that are distinctive enough to be confidently recorded in the field with the aid a simple piece of kit called a spi-pot, before being released again. On this course you will be:

  • Introduced to spider & harvestman ecology
  • Shown how to identify distinctive species and groups
  • Shown how to use a spi-pot to look closely at living specimens
  • Given the opportunity to practice identification techniques
  • Shown how to get help with identification and all things spidery
  • Introduced to submitting spider & harvestmen records

There will be classroom sessions and practice at identifying spiders and harvestmen in the field. We will collect live spiders and harvestmen around the grounds of Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve and bring them back into the classroom for a closer look, before releasing them again.

Our course leader, Dr Rich Burkmar is the British Arachnological Society Area Organiser for Lancashire (VC59,60) and Cheshire (VC58) and an active member of the Shropshire Spider Group.

Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch and appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

Please use the free carpark at SJ68779024 and meet us in the visitor centre at SJ68629015


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