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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Cow Ark Woods Invertebrate Recording Day
23rd August | 10:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
A general recording day at Cow Ark, Ribble Valley in the Forest of Bowland (VC64, Lancashire).
A private steep-sided ancient woodland on both sides of Cow Ark Brook.
The 23 acre site is made up of wet woodland, with areas of drier woodland higher up dominated by Beech and elsewhere there is some Oak / Ask woodland. There is also 3 acres of unimproved meadow.
This site has a number of botanical ancient woodland indicator species but no invertebrate recording effort has ever taken place at this site according to LERN.
Booking essential: Further details regarding parking etc. will be circulated a week before the day. In the event of cancellation due to a forecast of adverse weather, you will be notified via email.
N.B. This site is private with no public access. Recorder access may be permitted going forward and we’ll be able to put you in touch with the landowner, who will also be around on the day.