Each year of the project we are holding a series of invertebrate workshops on identification, recording, curation of reference collections and field craft to help boost the skills of beginners and experienced entomologists alike. We are also organising invertebrate recording days across the region to bring together the invertebrate recording community and facilitate improvements to baseline data coverage at selected important sites. Results will be published on this website. Other events include drop-in sessions to facilitate networking and mentoring.
Plant Gall Identification with Microscopes
15th September | 10:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
What causes the strange growth forms on plants that we call galls? Join Steve Cross, President of Liverpool Botanical Society, for a look at these fascinating growths under the microscope at World Museum.
Suitable for beginners as well as those already familiar with some galls. The day will include an introductory talk and a chance to use a dichotomous key to identify the causer of freshly collected plant gall specimens. You are also encouraged to bring your own specimens for identification / checking.
Lunch not provided.
The day before on Friday 14th September, we’re running a field-based workshop at Eastham Country Park. You’re welcome to join us on just one of the gall workshops but we recommend you come to both.
More details and booking for the field-based workshop https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-plant-galls-field-based-tickets-42899499558