Field ID of Spiders and Harvestmen

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bishop's Wood, Worcestershire

Many spiders and harvestmen can be identified and recorded in the field, with the aid a simple piece of kit called a spi-pot, before being released again. On this course you will be:

  • introduced to spider & harvestman ecology
  • shown how to identify distinctive species and groups
  • shown how to use a spi-pot to look closely at living specimens
  • practice identification techniques
  • shown how to get help with identification and all things spidery
  • introduced to submitting spider & harvestmen records

There will be classroom sessions and practice at identifying spiders and harvestmen in the field. We will collect live spiders and harvestmen around the grounds of Bishops Wood and bring them back into the classroom for a closer look, before releasing them again.

This course is offered at a reduced rate of £30 thanks to support from the FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity project.