Should you be wary of that wasp, or happy to see a harmless hoverfly? Come and learn how to identify common groups of pollinators including bumblebees, honeybees, hoverflies and more. This short course is an introduction to the identification of common groups and species of flower-visiting insects, which will cover the fascinating world of pollination ecology and some of the issues facing pollinators today.
Damien Hicks is a botanist and data analyst at APEM ecological consultancy in Scotland. He currently works on UK plant identification and vegetation survey data (NVC, LEAFPACS2) and is a BSBI taxonomic referee.
Tom Godfrey is a pollination ecologist, currently completing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The aim of his research is to compare the pollinator values and responses of a variety of experimental seed mixes of pictorial meadows.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For any questions please phone the Edinburgh Zoo Education Centre 0131 314 0335