Each year of the project we are holding a series of invertebrate workshops on identification, recording, curation of reference collections and field craft to help boost the skills of beginners and experienced entomologists alike. We are also organising invertebrate recording days across the region to bring together the invertebrate recording community and facilitate improvements to baseline data coverage at selected important sites. Results will be published on this website. Other events include drop-in sessions to facilitate networking and mentoring.
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Bee Identification with Steven Falk
19th January | 10:30 am - 20th January | 4:00 pm£15
A 2-day workshop providing an exciting opportunity to practice identifying British bees under the microscope with Steven Falk, author of the the 2015 Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland. The course will also give you an introduction to the British bee fauna, including ecology and conservation. If you have any pinned specimens or bee photos that you need checking, bring them along. Access to a copy of Steven’s field guide is available on the day and these can be also be borrowed for a period of 6 months from the Tanyptera Trust. There is also an opportunity to purchase a copy from Steven during the workshop for £30. Let Steven know in advance if there are any bee genera that you need particular help with. Also check out Steven’s coverage of British bees on Flickr
. If you have a ipad or small laptop, bring it along so that you can use the online resource alongside the fieldguide.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but participants should bring a packed lunch or use World Museum cafe.
Access: There are lifts between each of the floors and assistance dogs are permitted.
The cost of this course is heavily subsidised by Tanyptera Trust. We are not seeking to recover the full running costs.