Bugs in Brooks Quarterly Community Survey

March 4, 2023

Long Mead Barn
Swinford
OX29 4DU


Description

What do the Bugs in our Brooks tell us about our Water Quality?

Following NRN’s 2 year water survey of 10 sites around Eynsham, local expert Dr. Maarten van Hardenbroek will help us survey the ponds and streams for invertebrates and help us understand  what they tell us about how clean our water is.

Will we find, for example, the extremely rare and beautiful crystal moss animal (Lophopus crystallinus, a rare freshwater bryozoan, pictured above), which was recorded in Eynsham’s Chil Brook in the 1970s and only exists in a few other sites in the UK? 

This workshop marks the second of NRN's quarterly invertebrate surveys (see events list for the next dates).


Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. Maarten van Hardenbroek



Date and Time

Sat, March 4, 2023

10 a.m. - noon
(GMT+0000) GMT

Location

Long Mead Barn

Swinford
OX29 4DU

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite …

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite the pub) recogniseable by the row of rusty birds on the gate and a thatch barn in the orchard.


If you need to travel by car please use the Eynsham Sports Pavillion car park (1 Oxford Rd, Eynsham, Witney OX29 4HG). It is marked with a green pointer on the map. It is 7 minutes walk from us.

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