Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles.
Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use has caused a reduction in numbers.
Come and explore the world of the dung beetle, learn how to find, survey and identify different types of dung beetle; from dwellers to tunnellers.
Dung Beetles for Farmers was set up by a group of farmers, entomologists, and a vet to raise awareness of dung beetles in the farming community and give pragmatic advice how to support them.