We hold free and 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.
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|Hoverflies Workshop||3rd April 2020 - POSTPONED||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Stonefly Workshop||2nd & 3rd May 2020 - POSTPONED||Saturday & Sunday||World Museum/Yarrow Valley||10:30am start||£15 / essential|
|Plant bugs Workshop||15th May 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Spiders & Harvestmen Workshop||6th June 2020||Saturday||Rixton Claypits||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Bumblebees Workshop||26th June 2020||Friday||Ness Botanic Gardens||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Longhorn beetles Workshop||11th July 2020||Saturday||Rixton Claypits||10:30am start||Free / essential|
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An Introduction to the Identification of Dragonflies and Damselflies
22nd June 2019 | 10:30 am - 23rd June 2019 | 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.