We hold free or 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. See list of past workshops


Event nameDateWeekdayLocationNotesBooking
Workshop10th August 2019SaturdayAinsdale Discovery Centre, Southport11.00am startFree / essential
Entomology Collections Days15th August 2019ThursdayWorld Museum, LiverpoolMeet at reception 10:30 or 13:30Free / just turn up
Biobank Twilight Session15th August 2019ThursdayCourt Hey Park, Broadgreen (Merseyside)6:30pm start. Free / just turn up
Invertebrate Recording Day16th August 2019FridayBurton Point & Denhall Quay, CheshireMain habitat: saltmarshFree / essential
Invertebrate Recording Day23rd August 2019FridayCow Ark Woods, Ribbble ValleyMain habitat: ancient woodland, wet woodland, unimproved grasslandFree / essential
Invertebrate Recording Day6th September 2019FridayBedford Moss & Windy bankMain habitat: large ponds, wet woodland and rough pastureFree / essential
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Thrang End and White Moss Invertebrate Recording Day

21st June | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


A General Invertebrate Recording Day at Thrang End Farm (Morning) and White Moss (Afternoon) in North Lancashire (near the Border with Cumbria).

Thrang End Farm

This is part of the same SSSI where the rare and elusive hoverfly Doros profuges was successful found in 2018 by Jim Cresswell and Steve Garland during our Yealand invertebrate recording day. However, there is no public right of way through the privately owned Thrang End Farm so it’s virtually never visited by Entomologists. The habitat is similar to the adjacent Yealand Allotment with Limestone Pavement and numerous ant hills but is grazed, at least by a herd of Fallow Deer that were seen during a site visit, and also rabbits. There is no obvious reason why Doros would be absent from Thrang End Farm so this will be a good opportunity to search for the adult fly.

Yealand Allotment and Thrang End SSSI Citation

Thrang Coppice, Thrang Moss and White Moss (a short walk east of Thrang End)

A mosaic of lowland fen, ditches and birch and oak woodland with scrubby areas of coppiced hazel, blackthorn and crab apple surrounding rough pasture. This site is private owned and has no conservation designation but is currently being managed under a Higher Level Stewardship scheme agreement.

Booking essential: Further details regarding parking etc. will be circulated a week before the day. You will be notified via email of cancellation in the event of forecasted adverse weather conditions.

The nearest WC facilities and shelter are at RSPB Leighton Moss.

N.B. There is no public access to these sites apart from a PROW through Thrang Moss and along the Southern Edge of White Moss.


21st June
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Tanyptera Trust


Thrang End Farm
LA5 9TE United Kingdom + Google Map