Torchlight Bug Hunt: Opiliones with Buglife Northern Ireland

Thursday 11th April, 2024 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra, County Down, BT18 0EU

Join Joshua Clarke, conservation officer for Buglife NI and invertebrate guide on this special torchlight harvestmen and bug hunt!

On this guided walk around the grounds of the Folk Museum & Cultra Manor, you’ll be looking for harvestmen (Opiliones) – an under-appreciated taxonomic group related to spiders. You’ll hear about how these enigmatic creatures have gained several incredible behavioural tactics to avoid becoming prey and how non-native species have been established under-the-radar. You may also find some other incredible nocturnal invertebrates!

Uncover and learn about the ecology and biodiversity of so much more on the way!

Please note:

  • This is an outdoor walking event at night time so please dress appropriately and check the weather;
  • This event is only suitable for those able to walk off road;
  • Some routes will be muddy and slippery so walking boots or similar are advised;
  • Some torches will be available but please bring a head torch if you have one.
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