Invertebrates: The Pits

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 7:45pm - 9:45pm

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Event details

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 7:45pm - 9:45pm

Discover the often overlooked but always fascinating invertebrate life to be found in gravel pits with Wildlife Trust BCN Chief Executive Brian Eversham.
Quarries and gravel pits can create something of a scar on the landscape whilst being worked but can soon turn into a boon for wildlife once extraction ceases, as we know only too well in Ely. Ducks, geese and swans are among the more obvious beneficaries but they are vastly outnumbered by the plethora of invertebrates that soon take up residence. From delicate damselflies to voracious diving beetles, there is a fascinating world to be discovered when we take the time to investigate the little things, much of it hidden beneath the surface. Join Wildlife Trust BCN Chief Executive Brian Eversham as he shows us what we’ve been missing.

Venue location

Vernon Cross Room (Ely Museum) ,
Ely,
Cambridgeshire,
CB7 4LS

Event information

Date
Friday 19th January 2018
Time
7:45pm - 9:45pm
Price / Donation
Free
Category
Ely Local Group
Trust
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Venue location
Vernon Cross Room (Ely Museum) ,
Ely,
Cambridgeshire,
CB7 4LS
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Tel: 01353 661339
willburdett@btinternet.com
Will Burdett