Dune Invertebrates

Crescent Plume (Marasmarcha lunaedactyla) by Adam Poledníček

This workshop is now FULLY BOOKED but please do email to register your interest in case a space opens up.

Coastal sand dunes are rich in invertebrates, including beetles, bugs and butterflies, many of which are specially adapted to the habitat and cannot be found elsewhere. Dune slacks in particular are abundant in invertebrate life. In this workshop, we will begin with a classroom session introducing the variety of dune habitats and the invertebrates adapted to those environments, including the rare or scarce species to look out for in Cornwall. We will follow this with a field trip to Gear Sands, where we will survey for invertebrates in the dune slacks.

Download the ERCCIS Workshop Booking Form 2019