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
|Workshop||10th August 2019||Saturday||Ainsdale Discovery Centre, Southport||11.00am start||Free / essential|
|Entomology Collections Days||15th August 2019||Thursday||World Museum, Liverpool||Meet at reception 10:30 or 13:30||Free / just turn up|
|Biobank Twilight Session||15th August 2019||Thursday||Court Hey Park, Broadgreen (Merseyside)||6:30pm start.||Free / just turn up|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||16th August 2019||Friday||Burton Point & Denhall Quay, Cheshire||Main habitat: saltmarsh||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||23rd August 2019||Friday||Cow Ark Woods, Ribbble Valley||Main habitat: ancient woodland, wet woodland, unimproved grassland||Free / essential|
|Invertebrate Recording Day||6th September 2019||Friday||Bedford Moss & Windy bank||Main habitat: large ponds, wet woodland and rough pasture||Free / essential|
Bedford Moss and Windy Bank Invertebrate Recording Day
6th September | 10:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
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.