The aims of this Workshop are to:
A group discussion regarding minibeast habitats and woodland wildlife, followed by a woodland walk. This will include minibeast collection, using a variety of collecting techniques.
Minibeasts are literally ‘small animals’, which includes spiders, snails, slugs, beetles, centipedes and worms (to name a few). They are all classified as invertebrates (animals without backbones). There are 25,000 species in Britain alone.
Trees are habitats in their own right and can provide homes for hundreds of species. Not only do trees provide an ideal habitat, they are also vital to sustain life on earth.
Minibeasts are a huge part of woodland life and are a vital contributor to both the food chain and to the balance of woodland ecosystems.