Introduction to Burying Beetles with Ellie Bladon

Burying beetles are nature's undertakers, turning the bodies of small dead animals into edible nests for their offspring. Unusually for insects, both parents provide care for their young, making burying beetles a popular study system for research.

This workshop will focus on the Nicrophorus genus, covering their fascinating ecology and providing tips for identifying and sampling them, before visiting Cambourne Nature Reserve to demonstrate methods for trapping and monitoring burying beetles (Note: dead mice are using for this process).


Suitable for: Adults


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