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.
|Entomology Collection Day||20th February 2020||Thursday||World Museum||10:30 or 13:30 start||Just turn up|
|Aquatic Invertebrates Workshop||22nd February 2020||Saturday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Blow flies Workshop||13th March 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Entomology Collection Day||19th March 2020||Thursday||World Museum||10:30 or 13:30 start||Just turn up|
|Groundbugs Workshop||20th March 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Hoverflies Workshop||3rd April 2020||Friday||World Museum||10:30am start||Free / essential|
|Stonefly Workshop||2nd & 3rd May 2020||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|
|Longhorn beetles Workshop||30th May 2020||Saturday||Rixton Claypits||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|
An Introduction to Groundbug Identification
20th March | 10:30 am - 4:30 pmFree
This identification workshop presents an opportunity to look into more detail the second largest group of terrestrial bugs in Britain comprising around 90 species. Our tutors, Jim Flanagan & Tristan Bantock run the two national recording schemes for terrestrial bugs and will be able to provide participants much knowledge and experience in becoming more familiar with this group. In addition to the usual microscope facilities there will be specimens available for examination from the Museum’s collection as well as some from the tutors own personal collections. There will also be draft species identification keys for use to aid participants in naming specimens. The main aim of the workshop will be to help participants recognise a range of species in the field that can be identified with some relative ease and hopefully pass on these records to the national recording scheme.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but participants should bring a packed lunch or use World Museum cafe.
Adults only (18+)
Access: There are lifts between each of the floors and assistance dogs are permitted.