Mayflies can be seen emerging from the water, resting in nearby vegetation, and most commonly ‘dancing’ above head height, along the shores of stillwaters and rivers. Of course, the word ‘mayfly’ is slightly misleading, as this group can appear throughout the year. They are an easy group to study with only 53 species known from the UK. Most of these species take one year to develop, but some may have two, or the generations a year, and the larger species may take two years to develop. This webinar will introduce mayflies, their life histories, and describe the different families found in the UK.
Our tutor, Craig Macadam, is national recorder for the Ephemeroptera Recording Scheme, and has been studying and recording freshwater invertebrates for over 30 years. His particular interest is in mayflies and stoneflies, 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.
We will end with an interactive question and answer session.
Please book your space via Eventbrite and you will be sent information on how to join the webinar.
This session will run on Zoom. If you are new to Zoom you will need to create a Zoom account and download their software. This is all free and you can do so here.
You can use a laptop/desktop computer, smartphone or tablet and it isn’t necessary to have a webcam or microphone to participate.
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