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
|Entomology Collections Days||18 July 2019||Thursday||World Museum, Liverpool||Meet at reception 10:30 or 13:30||Free / just turn up|
|Biobank Twilight Session||18 July 2019||Thursday||Court Hey Park, Broadgreen (Merseyside)||6:30pm start.||Free / just turn up|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||26 July 2019||Friday||Bickerton Hill, Nr Malpas (South West Cheshire)||Main habitat: heathland||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||9th August 2019||Friday||Burton Point & Denhall Quay, Cheshire||Main habitat: saltmarsh||Free / essential|
|Workshop||10th August 2019||Saturday||Ainsdale Discovery Centre, Southport||11.00am start||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||23rd August 2019||Friday||Cow Ark Woods, Ribbble Valley||Main habitat: ancient woodland, wet woodland, unimproved grassland||Free / essential|
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An Introduction to the Identification of Dragonflies and Damselflies
22nd June | 10:30 am - 23rd June | 3:30 pm£15
World Museum’s Tony Parker is our tutor of this 2-day workshop at Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve where we will cover the identification of dragonflies and damselflies as adults and larvae, as well as from the skins (exuviae) left behind after the emergence of the adult.
The workshop will involve some light walking as we look at different ponds on the site.
Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch and appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, including sun protection.
Please use the free carpark at SJ68779024 and meet us in the visitor centre at SJ68629015
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but participants should bring a packed lunch. There is also usually a small mobile food van nearby.
Access: the are good (grassy) footpaths paths suitable for wheelchairs around much of the reserve
The cost of this course is heavily subsidised by the Tanyptera Trust. We are not seeking to recover the full running costs.