Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates for Biological Surveying and Recording

Climate change has underlined the importance of monitoring freshwater ecosystems. This course is designed to help professional surveyors and amateur naturalists increase their understanding of the large and diverse group of invertebrates that inhabit our rivers and ponds. Illustrated talks and field excursions will demonstrate the latest practice in sampling methodology and preservation of specimens. Identification sessions will cater for both amateur and professional interests and needs. Bursaries are available for this course, generously organised by the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.


Marine Biological Association (MBA) Members and Marine Conservation Society Members – 10% discount 


If you are a Member of the MBA or the MCS you can enjoy a 10% discount on this course.


Please use the appropriate voucher code at the checkout:


MBA Members – MBA10


MCS Members – MCS10


You will be asked for proof of membership before we take the money.


Bring a friend!


If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.


Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or to book this offer.


Adrian Chalkley was a teacher for over 30 years and has been studying pond and river life for most of that time. He has been a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for 25 years and the Suffolk County Recorder for freshwater invertebrates for over 20 years. For information on Adrian’s wide-ranging interests in freshwater biology, take a few moments to visit his website at:

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01206 297110.

Please mention when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

27th May 2019 at 5:00pm


From £340


Field Studies Council




Biology, Conservation, Nature & Wildlife


Flatford Mill, Suffolk, United Kingdom

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