Spider ID workshop at the Manchester Museum (Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL) on Saturday 2nd February, provisionally 10am – 4pm.
This workshop is for beginners and attendance at the workshop is free.
This course will introduce the common families of spider that can be found in the UK. Attendees will be shown basic spider anatomy and how to identify spiders to family level and also some easy spider species.
We will use microscopes and the recommended ID guides (provided, although some sharing may be necessary).
We may have some live spiders to examine, but the emphasis with the microscopes will be on how to identify preserved specimens in alcohol.
This is necessary to clearly understand the anatomy and features used in identification (which when familiarised can often be viewed with a hand lens on live spiders in the field).
Space is limited to 10 attendees.
Please contact Philip Baldwin, North West Regional Coordinator, to book your place on this workshop, preferably by email with your contact details; Mobile: 07585 606148, email email@example.com; or Dmitri Logunov, the Curator of Arthropods (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other events run by the British Arachnological Society can be checked upon online at: http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.php?title=Events,_etc.