Saving England's most threatened species from extinction

The Wormwood Mooshiner

Location: St John's Community Centre, Mildenhall, Suffolk. IP28 7NX

Date: 13th Nov

Time: 6.45pm - 11pm

This workshop is designer to train people in surveying for the Wormwood Moonshiner (Amara fusca), a rare Brecklands beetle which emerges at night to climb up the stems of Field wormwood (Artemisia campestris) and feed on the ripening seed heads!

The session is being led by one of the national experts on the species, Brian Eversham (Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire).

An early evening indoor session at Santon Downham will focus on identifying this charismatic beetle, as well as understanding its life history and confusion species. This will be followed by a torch-lit visit to a well known site for the Wormwood Moonshiner where your newfound identification skills will be tested!

A team of Wormwood Moonshiner Surveyors will be formed for those interested in the long-term monitoring of this rare beetle at key and potential sites - see you there!

Limited spaces!

To book, please email: phoebe.miles@naturalengland.org.uk.

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