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Invertebrate Identification for Beginners  

Saturday  22 April, 10am-4pm

This introductory workshop run by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, delivered by Dr Gordon Port, will offer an overview of insects and look at how the different orders can be identified, based on body form. This will give you a chance to refresh your understanding of invertebrates and possible approaches for identification according to taxon group. Guidance on field techniques appropriate to habitat and species of interest will also be offered. The afternoon will offer a range of sessions including finding and identifying invertebrates in the context of site surveys (i.e. use of pitfall traps), field studies with youth groups (what species level to aim for depending on your group) and considerations for specimen collecting (when this is appropriate).

This workshop is suited to amateur naturalists, teachers, youth leaders and anyone interested in recording invertebrates who are at a beginner level. At the Old Schoolhouse, Allenheads, Northumberland.

This workshop is free, please book online at