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


Event nameDateWeekdayLocationNotesBooking
Workshop10th August 2019SaturdayAinsdale Discovery Centre, Southport11.00am startFree / essential
Entomology Collections Days15th August 2019ThursdayWorld Museum, LiverpoolMeet at reception 10:30 or 13:30Free / just turn up
Biobank Twilight Session15th August 2019ThursdayCourt Hey Park, Broadgreen (Merseyside)6:30pm start. Free / just turn up
Invertebrate Recording Day16th August 2019FridayBurton Point & Denhall Quay, CheshireMain habitat: saltmarshFree / essential
Invertebrate Recording Day23rd August 2019FridayCow Ark Woods, Ribbble ValleyMain habitat: ancient woodland, wet woodland, unimproved grasslandFree / essential
Invertebrate Recording Day6th September 2019FridayBedford Moss & Windy bankMain habitat: large ponds, wet woodland and rough pastureFree / essential
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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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