Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, DL13 2SG info@harehopequarry.org.uk 07807 002032

Harehope Quarry

Spider hunting adaptations workshop

Harehope Quarry has been designated as a Special Invertebrate Site by the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Cold-blooded and Spineless project.  The site will be a venue for a number of events this summer.  The first of these is the spider hunting adaptations workshop below.

Date: Saturday 1 June
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, DL13 2SGCost: £32.40

Join the Cold-blooded and Spineless project for a one-day workshop to learn how the various hunting strategies of spiders affects their morphology and ecology and how this can be used to identify them. This course will be led by Fran Garcia. Participants will spend the morning indoors, investigating the various adaptations, before a trip to Bollihope Burn Special Invertebrate Site, where we will set about finding live examples. The course is suitable for beginners, as well as more experienced naturalists who wish to develop their knowledge of these under-appreciated invertebrates.

Tea and coffee provided.

Booking is essential as places are limited. For more information and to book, visit the North Pennines AONB Partnership website: www.northpennines.org.uk/events