Friend or Foe? An Introduction to Slug Identification

A chance for gardeners to make peace with their enemies and for people with an interest in our mollusc friends, a day dedicated to our British slugs and their identification.


Start Date: 24th September 2016, 10:30
End Date: 24th September 2016, 16:00

Event Info

Friend or Foe? An Introduction to Slug ID for Beginners

Robert Cameron local Conchologist will be sharing his vast knowledge of Slugs on this identification training day. The event will include a morning talk on identification, followed by a look at Slugs found around the local area to aid identification and recording.

No previous experience is necessary all skill levels welcome. Please book your place by contacting

Note for Participants: Participant’s are encouraged to bring their own LIVE slugs to identify during the session. These should be kept in fairly rigid but not airtight containers (e.g. Margarine tubs/pots with small holes made with a stout pin or very fine nail. Not too big, though, as quite large slugs can squeeze through quite small holes.). collect the slugs only a day or two before the event, put damp loo paper in the bottom (not water sloshing around) with some food (lettuce, dandelion leaves). Large slugs should be one to a pot; they attack each other and smaller slugs!



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Contact Details


Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar South Yorkshire S74 8HJ

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