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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Bedford Moss and Windy Bank Invertebrate Recording Day

6th September | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


A general invertebrate recording day at Bedford Moss and Windy Bank (VC59, Greater Manchester).

Windy Bank Woods – Forestry England

A flat, open site with a number of large ponds, wet woodland and rough pasture, along with tributaries of the Glazebrook River running through. There are pockets of new planting to increase the woodland area. The site has no conservation designation.

This area (1 km squares) has not been subject to any focused invertebrate recording apart from some moth trapping according to Greater Manchester Local Records Centre (GMLRC). Indeed, other than Lepidoptera, they are just 3 other invertebrate species recorded on the local records centre database for the main 1 km covering these sites – all of which are dragonflies.

Bedford Moss – privately owned

Part of the Astley and Bedford Mosses SSSI. These mosses are among the last remaining fragments of Chat Moss, the raised bog that once covered a large area of around 28 km2 in south Lancashire north of the River Mersey. Astley and Bedford mosses were designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1989 and, along with Risley Moss and Holcroft Moss, are part of Manchester Mosses, a European Union designated Special Area of Conservation.

Booking essential: Further details e.g. meeting place etc. will be circulated a week before the day. You will be notified via email if the event is cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast.



6th September
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Tanyptera Trust


Windy Bank
WA3 5QF United Kingdom + Google Map