Workshop will provide participants an insight in to habitat and landscape management from a pollinator perspective; in addition to demonstrating the range of fly and bee species that can be encountered in an urban nature reserve. Will combine presentation with field work.
The workshop will be led by Steven Falk, author of The Field Guide to the Bees of Britain and Ireland (available to purchase on the day), based at Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds (see http://www.rodleynaturereserve.org/).
The workshop will commence with an illustrated presentation demonstrating the diversity of pollinators that can be encountered in the British Isles and the habitats they frequent. The presentation is intended to allow participants to interact forming a structured discussion.
A brief foray before lunch immediately outside the Visitor Centre will showcase examples present in early summer; followed by a longer structured walk with the intention of sampling grassland, hedgerow (woodland edge) and wetland habitats as time and participants’ enthusiasm allows. The day will conclude with a short presentation on Green Infrastructure and how this can be designed to benefit native British pollinators.
It is intended that participants will gain an appreciation of the diverse range of pollinators, that include more than just bees, and make them think about Biodiversity Net Gain, planting schemes, seasonality and micro-climates.
Suitable for ecologists and landscape architects.
Beginner - Intermediate
Basic knowledge of habitat management would be desirable and an interest in insect/ invertebrate conservation.
Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own packed lunch.
This event is open to CIEEM members only. Advance booking is required for all tickets, as numbers are limited. Please book your ticket below.