Introduction to Terrestrial Molluscs Course
Terrestrial Molluscs Course

Introduction to Terrestrial Molluscs

Aimed at professionals looking to expand their identification abilities when on survey or keen amateurs who would like to know more about an often-cryptic group of animals. You will be taken to a range of habitats and introduced to ‘hot spots’ for finding molluscs. A selection of living and dead specimens will also be used to inform participants about protected and non-native species which may be encountered on surveys. The course will be led by Toby Abrehart, a leading conchologist who has worked on projects for Natural England identifying populations of rare terrestrial and aquatic molluscs (including Desmoulin’s whorl snail and narrow-mouthed whorl snail). He also has a licence to survey for Roman snails and has designed and completed translocations of Roman snails as part of quarry restoration works.

Course outcomes:
• Identifying common and widespread molluscs found in gardens, hedgerows, and park habitats.
• Identifying non-native species.
• Understanding the legislation protecting rare snail species in the UK.
• Using keys to identify less common species found in more specialist habitats.

Venue: Abrehart Ecology Ltd, Bridge Farm, Friday Street, Brandeston, Suffolk, IP13 7BP.

Call 01728 684362 / 07798 941555 or email here

Introduction to Terrestrial Molluscs Course | Suffolk