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
|Workshop||10th August 2019||Saturday||Ainsdale Discovery Centre, Southport||11.00am start||Free / essential|
|Entomology Collections Days||15th August 2019||Thursday||World Museum, Liverpool||Meet at reception 10:30 or 13:30||Free / just turn up|
|Biobank Twilight Session||15th August 2019||Thursday||Court Hey Park, Broadgreen (Merseyside)||6:30pm start.||Free / just turn up|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||16th August 2019||Friday||Burton Point & Denhall Quay, Cheshire||Main habitat: saltmarsh||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||23rd August 2019||Friday||Cow Ark Woods, Ribbble Valley||Main habitat: ancient woodland, wet woodland, unimproved grassland||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||6th September 2019||Friday||Bedford Moss & Windy bank||Main habitat: large ponds, wet woodland and rough pasture||Free / essential|
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Bickerton Hill Invertebrate Recording Day
26th July | 10:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
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.
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.
This site is open to the public free of charge but permission is required to take voucher specimens.