There are over 4,000 species of invertebrates that require freshwater habitats such as ditches, ponds and rivers at some stage in their life cycle. This includes the nymphs (or larvae) of stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies and dragonflies and the adult stages of some beetles! There are even woodlice that live in water!
Come along to this workshop to find out more about the invertebrates living in the freshwater ponds at Drumpellier, how to identify the different groups and monitor the habitats for pollution and non-native and potentially invasive species. This workshop will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Please wear sturdy footwear or wellies if possible and warm clothes. If you have a hand lens or any insect guides please feel free to bring them along on the day.
This workshop is being run by Buglife in partnership with Seven Lochs to raise awareness of the diversity of our invertebrates in Scotland.