This course will look at different types of fly and how to identify a select few distinctive species in the field. On this course you will be:
• introduced to fly ecology
• shown how to identify distinctive species and groups
• shown how to use a pooter and hand lens to look closely at living specimens
• practice identification techniques
• shown how to get help with identification of flies
• introduced to submitting fly records and the recording schemes of The Dipterist Forum
There will be classroom sessions and practice at identifying woodlice in the field. We will collect live woodlice around the site and bring them back into the classroom for a closer look, before releasing them again.
About the tutor
Martin Harvey tutors regularly for FSC and for Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an entomologist and biological recorder, working at the national Biological Records Centre and for a range of clients. He runs the national recording scheme for Soldierflies and Allies.
Please note that this course is a course for beginners and absolutely no experience of woodlice is needed – just a passion for nature and learning more about wildlife that is often overlooked.
Further details can be found here: http://www.field-studies-council.org/media/4060898/110718-field-identification-of-flies-dp-.pdf