Improve your wildlife identification skills with free training

Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Want to know more about wildflowers and insects but don’t know where to start? This summer, join free training courses with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and expand your knowledge of local wildlife.

Insect Identification at Whisby Nature Park, Lincoln

Free of charge, refreshments included. Organised by the Lincoln Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the Lincolnshire Naturalists Union.
Booking is essential, please contact Richard Davidson on 01522 525725 or email

Riverflies Workshop - Saturday 9 July, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Riverflies includes mayflies, caddisflies and stoneflies, all of which spend most of their lives underwater as larvae before emerging as adults. Perhaps the most well-known are mayflies, famed for emerging as a winged adult to live for just one day but there are over 280 species of are present in Britain.
Find out more from local expert Richard Chadd.




Diptera (flies) Workshop - Saturday 16 July, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
There’s really no such thing as ‘just a fly’, in fact there are thousands of species including the familiar bluebottles, mosquitoes, daddy long legs and hoverflies. Unlike most insects which have four wings (such as butterflies and dragonflies), Diptera or true flies have only two wings.
Find out more from local experts Phil Porter and David Denman.

Introduction to Wildflower Identification at the Waters’ Edge, Barton-upon-Humber

Saturday 16 July and Saturday 23 July, 10:30am - 3:30pm
New to botany or hoping to improve your identification skills? These one day introductory courses for beginners and improvers will help you to develop your knowledge of key wildflower families and give you confidence to explore our native flora.
Please bring suitable outdoor clothing, notepad and pen and a packed lunch.
Booking is essential, please contact Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust using or call 01507 526667.

The Wildflower Identification courses are organised through the Lincolnshire Wildflower Meadows Network project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.