Mistle thrush

Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus) (c) Donald Sutherland

Scientific Naming for Beginners - Online

Location: Online, In your home
An introduction to scientific naming and how it is used to identify species...

Event details


7pm - 8pm
A static map of Scientific Naming for Beginners - Online

About the event

Have you ever wondered why everything has two names – the common one we usually use in everyday life, and a scientific one, usually made up of two (or more) Latin words?  Do you find the scientific way of naming species daunting? 

Join us to discover the simple rules that are used to name animals and plants.  Learn how taxonomy is used to classify species - based on the common traits and their evolutionary history.  This short talk will give you the confidence to learn the scientific names of common species and how to use them.

Presenter: Dave Willis, People and Wildlife Officer, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Suitable for adults and older children.


The webinar platform (Demio) does not require a download and you can view the workshop from your laptop, tablet or mobile device (laptop is recommended for the easiest viewing experience).  You will not be visible at any time and can interact and ask questions through the chat function.

Recommended minimum download speed of 1mbps.

If you miss the event it will be made available afterwards to view as a replay to registered participants only.


Suggested donation

Suggested donation £5 per registration.

Additional booking information

Only register once per device being used (can have multiple people watching!)

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners