Hoverflies of the Brecks (an introduction) [FREE]
A free full day workshop and field visit with Stuart Paston (Norfolk County Recorder for Hoverflies) and Tony Irwin [Norfolk County Recorder for Other Insects (flies etc)].
The workshop will involve a morning classroom session which will include an introduction to the family and how to identify and record them; this will be followed by an opportunity to put your news skills into practice during a field session around Santon Downham in the afternoon. Depending on timings we will return to the classroom to spend some time looking at the species captured and recorded in the field.
MEET: Meet for a 10am start at the Forestry Commission Classroom. This is the long building next to the little shop and to the left of the main car park (where you can park) and toilet as you enter from the main road.
BRING: Other than in health and safety below it would be useful to your learning to bring a field guide (Stubbs and Falk, or Ball and Morris) at least a x10 hand lens, and a notebook and pen for notes on ID and for recording. A camera is always useful. Please also bring lunch and snacks - refreshments will be provided. We will bring a small number of stereo-microscopes to help with ID; you are also welcome to bring one if you inform us in advance, so that we can bring enough power cables.
HEALTH AND SAFETY: Remember to wear sensible clothing, including shoes and long trousers to avoid bites, stings and ticks. Bring plenty of water and food if you require.