On 11 August I am running a course for the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust entitlied 'An introduction to the lifecycles and identification of Grasshoppers and Bush-crickets'. The morning session will consist of a series of presentations about life cycles, songs and identification. In the afternoon we will get out onto Greenham Common to look for some of the wide range of species present on site including Bog-bush Cricket, Woodland, Stripe-winged and Mottled Grasshopper. This course is aimed at relative beginners rather than experienced Orthopterists. There are still a few places remaining so if you are interested please go to http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2012/07/10/dys-grasshoppers-and-crickets-0. for details of the venue and how to book.