All You Might Ever Need to Know about Slugs!

Dr Ian Bedford


Region:
East of England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Hobby
Fee:
Paid: £70 - £120 depending on distance plus negotiable travel costs
Category:
Nature
Updated:
26th September 2019
Tagged:
Slugs | Gardening | Plants | Horticulture

There's just so many things we don't realise about slugs! So, what exactly is a slug and their fascinating lives? Around 40 species of slugs can be found in Britain, but only 6 or so are plant pests. Many are not only good for the garden but are essential within our delicate ecosystems. If they do need controlling, then what are the best ways to do so without harming other wildlife?

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About Dr Ian Bedford

I have been fascinated by insects and other invertebrates for most of my life.

Starting out as an Amateur Entomologist, studying and conserving butterflies on the South Downs, I went on to pursue a professional career as an entomologist. For over 42 years I undertook plant science research at the John Innes Centre (one of the UK's leading research centres), where I became Head of the Entomology Department. Retiring from my life as a Research Entomologist, I now continue with my love of entomology through a wide range of public engagement activities.

I not only talk to Garden clubs and Horticultural clubs on various insect (bug) - related subjects, but hold Plant Pest Clinics at Garden Centres and national flower/garden shows. However, the content and any views expressed during my talks are my own and do not reflect those of others or any organisations.

I'm also often called upon by the media to speak about topical bug issues and have appeared on popular TV shows such as Gardeners' World, Inside Out, Tonight, Horizon, BBC Breakfast, the A to Z of TV Gardening and The Great British Garden Revival. I've also featured on BBC Gardeners Question Time and run the Plant Pest Clinic for Toby Buckland's Flower Festival at Powderham Castle each year, where I also give talks.

I also have the great honour of being the Resident Entomology Expert for BBC Radio Suffolk and Radio Norfolk and also have a weekly feature on Toby Buckland's BBC Radio Devon Gardening Programme which he calls, 'The Entomologist Entertains'


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