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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|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|
Field Identification of Longhorn Beetles
30th May | 10:30 am - 4:30 pmFree
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