Events

We hold free or heavily subsidised invertebrate workshops on identification, recording, curation and field craft to help boost the skills of beginners and experienced entomologists alike. These are complemented with drop-in sessions to facilitate mentoring and networking. We also organise invertebrate recording days across the region to bring together the invertebrate recording community and facilitate improvements to baseline data coverage at selected important sites. See list of past workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS

Event nameDateWeekdayLocationNotesBooking
Harvestmen Workshop14th December 2019SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Entomology Collection Day19th December 2020ThursdayWorld Museum10:30am or 1:30pm startFree / just turn up
Moth Dissection Workshop18th January 2020SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Aquatic Invertebrates Workshop22nd February 2020SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Blow flies Workshop13th March 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Groundbugs Workshop20th March 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Hoverflies Workshop3rd April 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Stonefly Workshop2nd & 3rd May 2020Saturday & SundayWorld Museum/Yarrow Valley10:30am start£15 / essential
Plant bugs Workshop15th May 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Longhorn beetles Workshop30th May 2020SaturdayRixton Claypits10:30am startFree / essential
Spiders & Harvestmen Workshop6th June 2020SaturdayRixton Claypits10:30am startFree / essential
Bumblebees Workshop26th June 2020FridayNess Botanic Gardens10:30am startFree / essential
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Bickerton Hill Invertebrate Recording Day

26th July | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Free

A general invertebrate recording day at Bickerton Hill (SW Cheshire). This is a joint event with RECORD.

Bickerton Hill lies to the south of the Sandstone Ridge at the southern tip of the Peckforton hills and covers approximately 280 acres. It was designated SSSI status in 1979 for it’s Lowland Heath habitat (of which little remains in Cheshire) and reptiles. Indeed the site has been known to support a population of Adders but none have been seen recently. Major efforts have been made by the National Trust to increase the area of Heathland, after large parts of the site had become wooded over many years. It will be interesting to see if any invertebrates strongly associated with lowland heathland are found on the day. Despite the popularity of the site, none of 4 x 1km squares that it overlaps with have had >100 invertebrates species (excl. leps) recorded since 1980.

Bickerton Hill SSSI Citation:

Booking essential: Further details regarding parking etc. will be circulated a week before the day. You will be notified of cancellation via email in the event of a forecast of adverse weather.

More site information

This site is open to the public free of charge but permission is required to take voucher specimens.

Details

Date:
26th July
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Booking:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bickerton-hill-invertebrate-recording-day-tickets-59893643500

Organisers

Tanyptera Trust
RECORD

Venue

Bickerton Hill
SY14 8AU + Google Map