Each year of the project we are holding a series of invertebrate workshops on identification, recording, curation of reference collections and field craft to help boost the skills of beginners and experienced entomologists alike. We are also organising invertebrate recording days across the region to bring together the invertebrate recording community and facilitate improvements to baseline data coverage at selected important sites. Results will be published on this website. Other events include drop-in sessions to facilitate networking and mentoring.
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Swettenham Meadows & The Quinta Invertebrate Recording Day
15th August 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
A general invertebrate recording day at a site made up of several species-rich grassland, woodland & mire communities. This is a nature reserve managed by Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
The emphasis is on recording invertebrates and therefore the day is not suitable for the absolute beginner bug enthusiast.
The terrain is steep as the site is mainly on a hillside and it can be very wet and muddy following heavy rainfall. Stout walking boots are essential for this site, even during dry spells in high summer. Up to 10 minutes walking will be required to reach the site. Participants should also be fit enough to be on their feet for the majority of the day.
Further details regarding parking etc. will be circulated a week before the day. The site is not accessible from public transport. The nearest WC facilities and shelter are no more than 1/2 mile away.