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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Field Identification of Plant Galls

14th September 2018 | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


What causes the strange growth forms on plants that we call galls? Join Steve Cross, President of Liverpool Botanical Society, for a close look at these fascinating growths.

Suitable for beginners as well as those already familiar with some galls. The day will include a light walk around the grounds of Eastham Country Park to look for galls formed on various plants and trees. Tea and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch and appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

There is a charge for the carpark – £2 all day.

Please meet in the visitor centre. More details about the site:

The next day on Saturday 15th September, we have a follow-up workshop, looking at galls more critically under the microscope at the World Museum to help you to go further with your identifications. You’re welcome to join us on just one of the gall workshops but we recommend you come to both.

More details and booking for the indoor workshop:


14th September 2018
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Tanyptera Trust


Eastham Country Park
Birkenhead, Cheshire CH62 0AU United Kingdom + Google Map