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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Field Identification of Plant Galls
14th September 2018 | 10:30 am - 3:30 pmFree
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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plant-gall-identification-with-microscopes-tickets-42900393231