Water Beetle

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Wildlife Training Workshop: Introduction to Water Beetle Families


Nene Wetlands,

Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre
The Boardwalk
Rushden Lakes
NN10 6FA
An Introduction to Water Beetle families training workshop with Kevin Rowley and Graham Warnes at the Nene Wetlands

Event details

Meeting point

Canoe2 Meeting Room


10:00am - 4:00pm
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About the event

Water beetles are a great introduction to aquatic invertebrates, or recording in general, as the keys are fairly mature and very useable. With roughly 281 species and 65 families/sub families it may seem a little daunting, but some are easily identifiable in the field and we will work through these on the day. They are a fascinating group, many of which have specific feeding and mating behaviours, with many being specialised predators. They are also great habitat indicators and can be used to monitor the health of aquatic habitats. 

This workshop is aimed at the beginner, and using a new family identification guide and preserved specimens, we will work through some of the more easily identifiable families and species. There will also be an opportunity to use microscopes and keys to identify specimens caught during a field trip.



£40 standard
£115 professionals
£20 full time students

Additional booking information

Further information will be sent out nearer the time

Suitable for


Know before you go


Guide dogs only


Please contact organiser in advance if you have accessibility requirements

What to bring

Outdoor clothing and footwear (including waterproofs)

Packed lunch and drink (hot refreshments will be available)

Pen and notepad


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

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