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
Entomology Collections Days18 July 2019ThursdayWorld Museum, LiverpoolMeet at reception 10:30 or 13:30Free / just turn up
Biobank Twilight Session18 July 2019ThursdayCourt Hey Park, Broadgreen (Merseyside)6:30pm start. Free / just turn up
Invertebrate Recording Day26 July 2019FridayBickerton Hill, Nr Malpas (South West Cheshire)Main habitat: heathlandFree / essential
Invertebrate Recording Day9th August 2019FridayBurton Point & Denhall Quay, CheshireMain habitat: saltmarshFree / essential
Workshop10th August 2019SaturdayAinsdale Discovery Centre, Southport11.00am startFree / essential
Invertebrate Recording Day23rd August 2019FridayCow Ark Woods, Ribbble ValleyMain habitat: ancient woodland, wet woodland, unimproved grasslandFree / essential
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An Introduction to the Identification of Dragonflies and Damselflies

22nd June | 10:30 am - 23rd June | 3:30 pm


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.


22nd June | 10:30 am
23rd June | 3:30 pm
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Tanyptera Trust


Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve
Moat Lane
Rixton, Cheshire WA3 6EE United Kingdom
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