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Surveying for Window-winged Caddis Flies

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The Window-winged Caddis Fly (Hagenella clathrata) is an extremely rare caddis fly, found on only a handful of sites in England. The Species Recovery Trust is working in collaboration with Surrey Wildlife Trust to estimate how many caddis flies remain at the two Surrey sites and to assess how vulnerable the populations are. This will allow us to target our conservation work appropriately. It is also possible that the caddis fly is found at other sites in Surrey that have not been surveyed to date, and so we are also keen to expand our survey effort to other sites.

To achieve this, we are planning to set up a long-term monitoring programme for the Window-winged Caddis Fly, and this is the main purpose of the volunteer day. We will teach you how to survey for the species and you will then be asked to carry out at least one survey each spring/summer and to submit your records to the Species Recovery Trust. This is a great way of becoming involved in protecting your local wildlife whilst also learning new ecological skills.

The course will start with an indoor session in the Surrey Wildlife Trust portacabin in Pirbright, where you will learn about the ecology and distribution of the caddis fly, and how to survey for and identify it. We will then head outside for a practical session where we will hope to find some caddis flies. This will take place on Whitmoor Common, a 10 minute drive from Pirbright.

Your leader for the training course will be Scotty Dodd, who has been involved with the conservation of Window-winged Caddis Flies in Surrey for over a decade.

The training course will be followed by a survey day on the 13th May on Barossa. Attendance on this follow up survey is optional, but it will give you an additional chance to practise your survey skills.

What to bring
• Notebook/clipboard
• Packed lunch
• Water and snacks
• Firm boots and outdoor clothing

Please inform us of any relevant medical requirements/conditions we should be aware of prior to the training day.

Schedule
11:00 Arrival and Welcome (Surrey Wildlife Trust portacabin)
11:15 Start of Course – indoor session to learn about the caddis fly
12.30 Lunch (please bring your own)
13:00 Outdoor practical session (Whitmoor Common)
16.30 Finish

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Surrey Wildlife Trust portacabin
School Lane
Pirbright
Woking
Surrey
GU24 0JN
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Whitmoor Common
Worplesdon
Jacobs Well
Guildford
GU4 7PZ
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Car parking is available on site, but it can get full. There is alternative parking on Pirbright Green, which is a 5 minute walk from the portacabin. Brookwood train station is about a 15 minute walk away. Please let us know if you will be travelling by train so that we can make sure we will have enough cars to get to Whitmoor Common.

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