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
Harvestmen Workshop14th December 2019SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Entomology Collection Day19th December 2020ThursdayWorld Museum10:30am or 1:30pm startFree / just turn up
Moth Dissection Workshop18th January 2020SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Aquatic Invertebrates Workshop22nd February 2020SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Blow flies Workshop13th March 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Groundbugs Workshop20th March 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Hoverflies Workshop3rd April 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Stonefly Workshop2nd & 3rd May 2020Saturday & SundayWorld Museum/Yarrow Valley10:30am start£15 / essential
Plant bugs Workshop15th May 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Longhorn beetles Workshop30th May 2020SaturdayRixton Claypits10:30am startFree / essential
Spiders & Harvestmen Workshop6th June 2020SaturdayRixton Claypits10:30am startFree / essential
Bumblebees Workshop26th June 2020FridayNess Botanic Gardens10:30am startFree / 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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