St John's Community Centre, Mildenhall, IP28 7NX

Date: 10th October

Time: 7pm - 10pm


Buglife will be training up volunteers to identify and survey the fantastic Wormwood moonshiner beetle (Amara fusca).

This nocturnal rarity is now found only in the Brecks, on one small site.

As part of the Shifting Sands project, we intend to improve the fortunes for the Wormwood moonshiner and its favourite foodplant, Field wormwood (Artemisia campestris), itself a Brecks specialist found only on a handful of sites!

As part of this we want to survey the known and potential sites in the area - so are running a workshop at St John’s Community Centre, Mildenhall on Thursday 10th October.

It will be an evening event, running from 7pm until 10pm. An initial talk and look at specimens with beetle expert, Brian Eversham, will be followed by a torch lit survey of a nearby Local Wildlife Site that supports a strong population of the species.

It will only be a small workshop so booking is essential, by emailing ShiftingSands@NaturalEngland.org.uk