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Torchlight Bug Hunt

Ulster Folk Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, CountyAntrim, BT180EU
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Join Joshua Clarke, conservation officer and insect expert, for a guided torchlight walk around the Ulster Folk Museum. This bug hunt will focus on Harvestman (also known as Opiliones) - a taxonomic group related to spiders.

Learn about these mysterious creatures and the behaviour tactics they use to avoid becoming prey. This evening walk will also explore how non-native species have become established under-the-radar.

Keep your eyes peeled for other nocturnal invertebrates on this torchlight bug hunt and learn all about ecology and biodiversity on the way!

What to know about the Bug Hunt;

This is an outdoor walking evening event so please dress for the weather. Some routes will be muddy/slippy so walking boots are advised. 

Suitable for ages 12+, with under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. This bug hunt is only suitable for those able to walk off road. 

Some torches will be available to use, however please bring a head torch and wear high where possible.

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Adult£7.00 per ticket

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