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Basic Invertebrate ID Course 17 July

An iSpot basic invertebrate identification course run by Roger Key in conjunction with the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.

There will be two, three hour, courses on the 17 July; 9am-midday and 1pm-4pm. Each course will be a practical showing how to catch invertebrates and some field identification followed by a session using microscopes to get a closer look at some of the animals we catch.

Roger Key is an excellent entomologist with a rare skill for enthusing others and a mine of interesting anecdotes about invertebrates and his life as a professional entomologist. For much of his career he worked for Natural England, in its many guises, and was their senior entomologist for many years. He still advises government agencies both here and abroad, most recently working on St Helena.

The course is being held at the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, in Skinningrove near Loftus. If you are interested please contact Jean at the Museum:

Watch this space for more identification courses or contact Jean and ask to be put on her email contacts list.