Glow-worms: Ecology, Habitat Management & Surveying

Glow-worm

Event details

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.

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Venue location

Chafford Gorges Nature Park,
Thurrock,
Essex,
RM16 6RW

Event information

Book by phone
Tel: 01621 862960
Book by email
Reception@essexwt.org.uk
Date
Friday 23rd June 2017
Time
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Price / Donation
£15 Donation per person
Audience
Adults
Experts
Beginners
Suitable for 18+ years
Category
Training
Trust
Essex Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Chafford Gorges Nature Park,
Thurrock,
Essex,
RM16 6RW
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What to bring
Sturdy footwear suitable for muddy conditions (walking boots or Wellingtons), warm, waterproof clothes suitable for the weather conditions and a torch, as we will be surveying during the evening. Tea/coffee and biscuits available.
Contact details
Tel: 01621 862960
Reception@essexwt.org.uk
Essex Wildlife Trust