Glow-worms: Ecology, Habitat Management & Surveying
Fri, 23/06/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Glow-worms are one of the most intriguing beetles, with their green glow a magical feature of summer evenings throughout the UK. Come and learn about the lifecycle and ecology of Glow-worms and find out how to actively manage habitats to increase their numbers. The course will focus on identifying larval and adult (glowing females) stages at Chafford Gorges Nature Park, which has one of the largest remaining Glow-worm populations in Essex. A short classroom session will be followed by evening searches for larvae and glowing females on the reserve, which will form part of the ongoing Essex Glow-worm Survey. The course will be an excellent chance to see Glow-worms in the wild and find out what you can do to help conserve them and monitor their numbers. Signed copies of the Essex Glow-worm book will be available.
Andrew has been working for the Essex Wildlife Trust for 9 years as an Education and Community Officer based at Chafford Gorges Nature Park. As part of his role he has advised, designed and implemented many wildlife friendly gardens in school’s local community gardens, a local NHS Dementia home and in his spare time as a private gardener. Andrew has designed, planted and maintained enclosures at London zoo and at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes, specifically creating themed habitats from around the world to hold different species in their natural environment as well as working in the Amazon Rain forest, Galapagos Islands, Borneo and Gambia on different projects.
Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided and are included in the donation fee. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments if you wish.
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