This will be a training workshop 2019 to get local ‘leaders’ to bring groups on bumble bee transect monitoring. Monitoring bumblebee populations is an important means of measuring change in the environment as well as the state of habitats for biodiversity. It is also a useful way that trainers, teachers and volunteers can contribute to the conservation of insects, the majority of Irish biodiversity! Tomás Murray of the National Biodiversity Data Centre will introduce the biology and species of Irish bumblebees, and provide training on how to lead a group to monitor these important pollinators according to international standards. You’ll also get to spend a few hours in the field honing your identification skills for both groups and practice the necessary skills to become a local leader for recording for the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s bumblebee monitoring schemes.
Email our dlr Biodiversity Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.