Some woodlice can be identified and recorded in the field, with the aid of simple equipment such as spipots, pooters and small tubes, before being released again. On this course you will be:
• introduced to woodlouse ecology • shown how to identify distinctive species and groups
• shown how to look closely at living specimens
• practice identification techniques
• shown how to get help with identification of these terrestrial crustaceans
• introduced to submitting woodlice records
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: Steve Gregory is a member of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group, one of the editors of the group’s annual Bulletin and organiser of the national Woodlouse Recording Scheme
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/4105691/230518-field-identification-of-woodlice-dp-1-.pdf