Have a day mucking about with bones!

Venue: Elsecar Heritage Centre.

Time: 11am until about 4pm.

Tutor: Derek Whiteley (Sorby Mammal Group).

We will be getting to grips with the identification of small mammal bones found in owl pellets using hand lenses and microscopes. The workshop is aimed at ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS but there will be opportunities to do more advanced stuff too. Mice, voles, shrews, mole, hedgehog, bats, mustelids, rabbits and hares will be covered plus other bits in owl pellets. We will have a go at sexing mammals from their pelvic bones. Lots of hands-on practical stuff.

This event is indoors. Tea, coffee and biscuits freely available but bring a packed lunch. This workshop is another joint event with the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership.

THE WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Book your place with Roseanna Burton using DVLP@barnsley.gov.uk or via Derek Whiteley if you don’t have e-mail.