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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Cow Ark Woods Invertebrate Recording Day

23rd August | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


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.


23rd August
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Tanyptera Trust


Cow Ark Woods
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