Freshwater Leeches of the UK with The Biological Recording Company

Thursday 24th October, 2024 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Learn about the species of freshwater leech that occur across the United Kingdom with Rachel Davies (Freshwater Leech Recording Scheme).

The UK is home to 17 species of freshwater leech (Hirudinea). Approximately half of these can be identified in the field as they have distinguishing features, characteristic of their species.

This presentation will explore some of these distinctive freshwater leech species, with tips on their ID features, ecology and distribution – as well as where and how you might find them. At the end of the session, learners should feel more comfortable submitting records of freshwater leeches to iRecord.

The 90-minute event will consist of a 1-hour presentation followed by a Q&A with the tutor using questions provided by the live audience.

This webinar will be recorded and the presentation will be made available following the event to those booked alongside a transcript of the Q&A and useful links.

For more information and to book your place, visit Eventbrite.

Date: Thursday 24th October, 2024 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: £10

Organiser: The Biological Recording Company

Booking: Book your place via Eventbrite.

Location: Online