The Urban Naturalist
|Dates:||29 May 2016|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Family event|
Friendly, practical workshops run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep.
Identification of our native amphibians and an introduction to surveying
Most people think they can identify a common frog...but would you be sure it’s not a common toad? Do you know the difference between a smooth newt and palmate newt and would you confidently be able to identify a great crested newt?
This workshop will explain how to identify the five amphibian species which are common in the North West. It will also include a brief overview of the lifecycle of each species, their habitat requirements and how to survey for them.
If you know where to look for amphibians they are fairly easy to see, so if you’d like to find these spectacular animals for yourself this event is for you.
The workshop will be led by David Orchard who has worked with the conservation of amphibians locally for over 20 years.
The Urban Naturalist is part of Museum Meets, The Manchester Museum's year round programme for adults.
Sign up for this event via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-urban-naturalist-tickets-23156355282
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