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Reading University Garden Mosquito Study needs volunteer gardens

Reading UniversityAre you interested in ecology? Would you like to support new research on British mosquitoes by allowing us to run a mosquito trap in your garden for a single night?

The University of Reading is running a new large scale Garden Mosquito study to investigate the breeding success of Britainís commonest garden mosquito, culex pipiens. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible in Reading and surrounding rural areas to allow us to run a mosquito trap in their garden for a single night this summer. By collecting mosquitoes widely across urban and rural gardens we can assess how the breeding success of this common garden species is influenced by urbanisation of the landscape.

If you are willing to have a trap in your garden for one night only and contribute to this exciting new research please see the attached flyer for details of how to get involved.

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