Spend a day on Essex rivers learning about crayfish species and how Essex Wildlife Trust has been monitoring our native crayfish population. For more information or to book email Reception@essexwt.org.uk or phone 01621 862960.
This course provides an introduction to crayfish ecology and identification. We will look at the known distribution in Essex and the ecology of native and non-native crayfish species. The native crayfish has suffered a dramatic decline in Essex in recent decades, reflecting its demise across much of the country, primarily at the hands of the alien American Signal Crayfish and the disease which they carry – Crayfish Plague. By the end of the day participants will be able to distinguish the three species found in Essex – our native White-clawed Crayfish and the invasive Signal Crayfish and Turkish Crayfish.
Date: Friday 27th July 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Stebbing Village hall, Dunmow
£30 donation requested