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
|Harvestmen Workshop||14th December 2019||Saturday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Entomology Collection Day||19th December 2020||Thursday||World Museum||10:30am or 1:30pm start||Free / just turn up|
|Moth Dissection Workshop||18th January 2020||Saturday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Aquatic Invertebrates Workshop||22nd February 2020||Saturday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Blow flies Workshop||13th March 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Groundbugs Workshop||20th March 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Hoverflies Workshop||3rd April 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Stonefly Workshop||2nd & 3rd May 2020||Saturday & Sunday||World Museum/Yarrow Valley||10:30am start||£15 / essential|
|Plant bugs Workshop||15th May 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Longhorn beetles Workshop||30th May 2020||Saturday||Rixton Claypits||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Spiders & Harvestmen Workshop||6th June 2020||Saturday||Rixton Claypits||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Bumblebees Workshop||26th June 2020||Friday||Ness Botanic Gardens||10:30am start||Free / essential|
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Burton Point and Denhall Quay Invertebrate Recording Day
30th August | 10:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
A general invertebrate recording day at Burton Point and Denhall Quay (VC58, Cheshire). These saltmarsh areas are owned by the RSPB and from part of the Dee Estuary SSSI.
We’ll be targeting two areas of the saltmarsh on the day. In the morning, we’re be look at an unusual habitat interface where freshwater runs into the reedbed that had allowed an area of Alder and Willow fen to form. In the afternoon we’ll mainly be searching an area of marsh at Denhall Quay near the Harp Inn but there may be an opportunity survey a further area in the late afternoon.
Booking essential: Further details regarding meeting place etc. will be circulated a week before the day. You will be notified via email if the event is cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast.
Please note we had an old date on 9th August, which has been pushed back 3 weeks due to an adverse weather forecast.