Sally-Ann Spence

Sally-Ann Spence

2022

Sally-Ann is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and the Linnaean Society as well as an Honorary Associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. She specialises in dung beetles and pastureland biodiversity and founded the UK Dung Beetle Mapping Project accumulating species data. A passionate advocate of British farming and biodiversity, she does a great deal of scientific public outreach at her ‘Berrycroft Hub’ centre on her farm, at various events and on all media platforms including television.

Dung Beetle Safari

Demo Arena

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 […]

Demonstration Walk
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Dung Beetle Safari

Demo Arena

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 […]

Demonstration Walk
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Dung Beetles – A Farmers’ Friend

Barenbrug Grass Tent

Dung beetles are key ecosystem engineers and offer huge benefits in the agricultural landscape. Their numbers have declined significantly for several reasons including changed brought about by modern farming practices and the use of livestock wormers. They not only save farmers money, but they significantly contribute to the wider eco-system in the process. Find out […]

Seminar
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