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Leech Workshop

8th September | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Book here –  tickets are £7.50

There are 17 species of freshwater leeches in the UK. This one-day workshop will give an introduction to identifying and recording leeches and will focus on the common and distinctive species found in the UK.

This workshop introduces identification to species level, using both a field guide and a key, with a focus on using keys. The day will include a short presentation on the morphological features used to identify specimens, and support from a tutor from the Freshwater Leech Recording Scheme throughout the practical sessions.

Please note that this course will involve using specimens that have been killed and preserved.

Our Tutor: Craig Macadam has been studying and recording freshwater invertebrates for over 30 years. He is national recorder for Mayflies, Stoneflies and Leeches, and he frequently gives talks and training on these groups. Craig is particularly interested in the species found in upland areas of the UK and the impact that climate change is having upon them, and overlooked urban habitats such as springs and urban streams.

Lunch is not provided but tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be available.


8th September
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
0151 478 4369


Tanyptera Trust