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|
An Introduction Plant bug Identification
15th May | 10:30 am - 4:30 pmFree
This identification workshop aims to cover in some detail the largest terrestrial bug family, for which there are over 230 species present in Britain. 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. Microscope facilities and specimens from the Museum’s collection as well as some from the tutors own personal collections will be made available to participants. There will also be a range (genera and species) identification keys for use to help participants put names to specimens. There are around 40-50 or more plantbugs, that with a little practice can be readily identified in the field or from photographs. The main aim of this workshop will be to help participants identify these and to provide resources and knowledge for the identification of other less easily identified species.
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.