Workshop Leader: Dr Aidan O'Hanlon
Venue: North Bull Island Nature Reserve, Dublin, D05 RP86
Date: Saturday, 17th June
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 (fieldwork included)
Audience: Beginner to intermediate recorders
Decomposers are essential to life on Earth. In this workshop, following an introduction to this important group of organisms, focus will be narrowed to a small family of beetles who perform a very important ecological role in this context, the Silphidae, or carrion beetles. From species identification, to species biology, ecology and survey methodology, it is hoped that we can begin to equip biological recorders with the knowledge and skills to be able to capture information on carrion beetle distribution in Ireland.
Health & Safety:
Please be mindful that this workshop includes an element of teaching outdoors. Warm waterproof clothing and good walking footwear are essential. As a rule of thumb, it is generally expected that any participants who sign up for a workshop that involves spending time in the outdoors will own and bring the appropriate outdoor clothing.