Wales Biodiversity Partnership (WBP) is continuing their support for recorder training in Wales into the next financial year. To date, we have arranged two one-day courses, details below. Attendance at these courses is free and spaces are limited so early booking is essential.
Solitary Bee Identification
Date: 20th June
Location: Stackpole, Pembrokeshire
Tutor: Ian Cheeseborough
Description: This is a one day course with a morning classroom based session and an afternoon field based session. Ian Cheeseborough has run a number of FSC courses on Bumblebees and Solitary Bees and has kindly agreed to come down to Stackpole from Shropshire to run this course. This course is aimed at people who have some familiarity with Bumblebee identification and recording and would like to broaden their knowledge to other bee taxa in a setting known for its great diversity of bee species.
Marsh Fritillary—Surveying and Ecology
Date: 5th September
Location: Rhos Llawr Cwrt NNR, Talgarreg, Ceredigion
Tutor: Dr Deborah Sazer
Description: This is a one day course with a morning classroom based session and an afternoon field based session. Deborah Sazer has many years experience conducting Marsh Fritillary surveys in West Wales and this course will take an in depth look at the Marsh Fritillary, one of the butterfly highlights of West Wales at a site of international importance for the species and at a time when larval webs should be present. The course will take a detailed look at life cycle, survey techniques, habitat and management requirements and current distribution.
Please note that booking is essential for these courses, if you would like to attend a course please email Robert@westwalesbiodiversity.org.uk. More details are available on request.