Introduction to the British families within the Araneae (spiders).
You will learn how to recognise these spiders to family level, gain an insight into their varied biology and become familiar with the field techniques required to find them. There will be plenty of time to search for spiders in the Centre's extensive grounds, but also the opportunity to examine specimens more critically under the microscope and use identification keys, including copies of the Collins Field Guide to Spiders.
This is an introductory course to the group Araneae, but attendees should have some basic knowledge of invertebrates.
Fee £39 20% off for Essex Field Club members.
This course runs at the Green Centre from 10.00 to 16.00.
Please bring a packed lunch.
This course is run by the Essex Field Club in partnership with the Field Studies Council. Book your space and find out more at the Field Studies Council website, by phone on 020 8502 8500 or by post Epping Forest Field Centre, High Beach, Loughton IG10 4AF