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Sat 11 June 2016.   Leader: Dave Earl

Weather: 17°C. Mostly cloudy, scattered showers with a warm high of 21° Data from Foreca

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National Insect Week

National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.

Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects. You can find out more about the week and events near you using the link below.

LTMN - Ainsdale NNR

The Long Term monitoring Network was set up 5 years ago to provide data from 40 sites (many, if not all, National Nature Reserves) over as the name suggests the long term. Ainsdale Sand Dunes is part of the network and we will be repeating the vegetation part of the monitoring week of 27th to 30th June.

If volunteers are interested in participating then training and expert mentoring will be provided. 

The week will consist of :

The Role of Lichens

Join the Liverpool World Musesum for a fascinating talk about the importance of lichens in our world, by international expert Professor Mark Seaward. Lichens are a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae. There are around 20,000-30,000 species worldwide. They are sensitive to environmental change, and are used as bioindicators for pollution, climate change, and in habitat management.

Mark has a strong interest in biomonitoring pollution, particularly heavy metals and radionuclides, for which he has been internationally honoured.


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