Dear BIG Recorder
Invertebrates sit at the bottom of most food chains but most groups are seriously under recorded. Recent news has highlighted both the importance of invertebrates and the huge losses in numbers.
We urgently need more data to help our understanding and to do this more recorders are needed.
This is a new course designed to encourage people who are serious about wanting to record invertebrates but need help either to get started or to build their confidence.
The course will be held at Dancers End over four Sundays from 10am to lunchtime and will include both classroom and fieldwork.
The course will cover finding, collecting/photographing, identification of and submitting records of invertebrates. It will introduce you to the following families:
- True Bugs (Heteroptera)
- Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera)
- Spiders and Harvestmen (Arachnida)
- Beetles (Coleoptera)
- Soldierflies (Mecoptera)
- Bees and wasps (Hymenoptera)
- Snails and slugs (Molluscsa)
- and some Flies (Diptera) including Hoverflies, Soldierflies & allies.
Spaces are strictly limited, to book a place, please contact Sue Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
No charge but donations to BBOWT will be welcome.
Tutor Sue Taylor volunteer recorder for BBOWT and Butterfly Conservation.
Environmental Support Officer (Part-time, Tues-Thurs)
Historic and Natural Environment Team
Transport Ÿ Economy Ÿ Environment
Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre (BMERC)
We now have pre-priced standard data search packages available to order, saving you time. Please see our Data Searches page for more information and the new Request form.
Time to Change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems..
Although attitudes to mental health are changing for the better, too many people are still made to feel ashamed or isolated because they have a mental health problem.
In Buckinghamshire, we’re working with local communities, workplaces and schools to help end negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems.
Time to Talk Day on 7th February aims to get more people talking openly about mental health.
Find out about events taking place on Time to Talk Day or more about Time to Change at www.timetochangebucks.org
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