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
|Workshop||10th August 2019||Saturday||Ainsdale Discovery Centre, Southport||11.00am start||Free / essential|
|Entomology Collections Days||15th August 2019||Thursday||World Museum, Liverpool||Meet at reception 10:30 or 13:30||Free / just turn up|
|Biobank Twilight Session||15th August 2019||Thursday||Court Hey Park, Broadgreen (Merseyside)||6:30pm start.||Free / just turn up|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||16th August 2019||Friday||Burton Point & Denhall Quay, Cheshire||Main habitat: saltmarsh||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||23rd August 2019||Friday||Cow Ark Woods, Ribbble Valley||Main habitat: ancient woodland, wet woodland, unimproved grassland||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||6th September 2019||Friday||Bedford Moss & Windy bank||Main habitat: large ponds, wet woodland and rough pasture||Free / essential|
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.