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Great News, The Field Studies Council at Malham Tarn will be running a course on Identifying and recording Adult Caddisflies, Stoneflies and Mayflies in 2017. The course is being run by Sharon and Peter Flint. Sharon is YNU County recorder for these three taxa and both Peter and Sharon are authorities on the Caddis fauna on the Malham NNR. The course will run from Friday 26 July to Monday 21 July 2017, details can be found here :http://www.field-studies-council.org/individuals-and-families/courses/20...
 
 
This course is being run as part of  the Freshwater Section initiative to increase our recording of Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddisflies in their adult stage and is open to everyone, including moth trappers, anglers and anyone interested in the ecology of these groups.
 
Many thanks to all those who attended our Introduction to Identifying and Recording Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddisflies at FSC Malham Tarn this July. We were delighted to see Malhams very own Sedge, Agrypnetes crassicornis during the course. The course was well received and will run again next September.
 
Thanks also to those who attended our Introduction to Identifying and Recording Freshwater Invertebrates. This is always a very popular course and was full this year. The course will run again in July 2018.
 
More New Courses from The Field Studies Council
 
Sharon and Peter Flint will be running two NEW courses at FSC Malham Tarn next year:
 
Identifying and Recording Water Beetles and Identifying and Recording Water Bugs
 
These two seperate courses are open to all, from those beginning to have an interest in the two groups, to those with a little more experience who would like to further develop their field skills and identification skills. Specimens will be available from a wide range of habitats for participants to have a go at identifying. Participants will be shown how to carry out a range of field sampling techniques.
 
 
 
 

 

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