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Hugh Harris: Introduction to Grasses

Museum Meadow (Hugh Harris)

The aims of the workshop were to develop skills in identifying British native grass species, recognise the most widely occurring grasses and to familiarise ourselves with reference book keys and herbarium specimens.

Peter Gateley, local Ecologist recommended at least 2 guides for starters in grass identification:

  • FSC “Guide to Common Grasses”
  • C.E. Hubbard, “Grasses”, Third Edition, 1984 Penguin Books

We started with naming of parts of live specimens and photographs which are diagnostic in identifying the grass; Inflorescence (flower head), florets, awns, spikelets, ligules, leaves and growth forms

Caddis, Mayflies and Stoneflies

At World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN

Attendance free but booking is essential

For further information and booking please use contact details provided. 

Using natural science collections to connect with the environment and promote biological recording.

 

Can you tell your caddis from your mayflies? If not, come along for an introduction to their biology and ecology. Followed by a hands-on session using identification keys and museum specimens.

Spider-hunting Wasps

At World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN

Attendance free but booking is essential

For further information and booking please use contact details provided. 

Using natural science collections to connect with the environment and promote biological recording

 

An introduction to the biology and ecology of spider-hunting wasps, followed by a practical session using identification keys and museum specimens.

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