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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Field Identification of Longhorn Beetles

11th July | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


Join us at Rixton Clay Pits for a longhorn beetle field identification workshop with Katy Potts.

Our tutor: Katy Potts currently works at the Natural History Museum in London where she works on Beetles, having graduated with a first class degree in Conservation Biology at Plymouth University. Since then, she has been working at the Natural History Museum where she was one of the trainees on Identification Trainers for the Future project and is now curatorial assistant in the Coleoptera department where she is working on their African Project. Katy also ran a entomology project on a small Greek island for Operation Wallacea and Arcapelagos where she was lead entomologist. She is co author of the Longhorn beetle fold out FSC guide and co organiser of the National Longhorn Beetle Recording Scheme.

Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch and appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

Please use the free carpark at SJ68779024 and meet us in the visitor centre at SJ68629015

Adults only (18+)

Access: there are good (grassy) footpaths suitable for wheelchairs around much of the reserve


11th July
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tanyptera Trust


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