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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Cranefly Identification with Microscopes
3rd November 2018 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
Tutored by Pete Boardman, this workshop will introduce you to the identifying craneflies using draft keys due to be published in a forthcoming British cranefly book. You will be working with set museum specimens and microscopes, enabling you to go further with identification than can be achieved in the field for many species. You are welcome to bring along your own specimens for identification / checking.
This workshop complements an earlier field identification day held on 15th June 2018:
Pete Boardman is an entomologist and ecologist whose specialisms include tipulids (craneflies). He managed a succession of Field Studies Councils projects delivering training in ID and survey skills at all levels from beginner to expert, latterly concentrating on the ‘uncharismatic’ groups including soil fauna. Pete now works as an entomologist in Natural England’s field unit.