Beginner’s Guide to Slug and Snail Identification

Sunday 14 July 2024, 11am-3pm

Are you fascinated by slugs and snails but don’t know where to start? Or do you want to recognise friend from foe?

Join experienced tutor Imogen Cavadino for an introduction to slug and snail identification. You’ll learn about the different types of slugs and snails found in Britain and some of their fascinating behaviours. You’ll also learn some of their names and how to tell some of them apart.

In addition, we’ll spend some time outside finding them in the Garden and learning to recognise common species. No prior experience is needed, just a passion or interest in learning more about wildlife.

This event is subsidised thanks to a grant from the John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust.

Tutor bio:

Dr Imogen Cavadino

Dr Imogen Cavadino first became interested in slugs and snails during a taxonomy and identification module during her masters at university. A chance question and encounter with a national expert led to her completing a one-year TCV Natural Talent traineeship on “Non-marine molluscs” at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in Cardiff. Imogen recently completed a PhD on understanding slugs and snail species diversity and ecology in gardens with the Royal Horticultural Society, Newcastle University and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. She is also an ordinary committee member for the Conchological Society of Britain and Ireland, and acts as a verifier for terrestrial mollusc records on iRecord. She is a keen advocate for this often unloved and overlooked fascinating group of terrestrial invertebrates.


Date And Time

Sunday, July 14, 2024 @ 11:00 AM to
Sunday, July 14, 2024 @ 03:00 PM

Registration End Date

Sunday, July 14, 2024


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