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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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Event nameDateWeekdayLocationNotesBooking
Harvestmen Workshop14th December 2019SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Entomology Collection Day19th December 2020ThursdayWorld Museum10:30am or 1:30pm startFree / just turn up
Moth Dissection Workshop18th January 2020SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Aquatic Invertebrates Workshop22nd February 2020SaturdayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Blow flies Workshop13th March 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Groundbugs Workshop20th March 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Hoverflies Workshop3rd April 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Plant bugs Workshop15th May 2020FridayWorld Museum10:30am startFree / essential
Longhorn beetles Workshop30th May 2020SaturdayRixton Claypits10:30am startFree / essential
Spiders & Harvestmen Workshop6th June 2020SaturdayRixton Claypits10:30am startFree / essential
Bumblebees Workshop26th June 2020FridayNess Botanic Gardens10:30am startFree / essential
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December 2019

Harvestmen Identification

14th December | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Join tutor Richard Gallon at the World Museum Liverpool for this introduction to the British Harvestmen fauna. British Harvestmen are generally large arachnids which are easily encountered in a variety of habitats; from seashore to…

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Entomology Collection Days

19th December | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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An informal all-day session on the third Thursday of each month for Entomologists of any experience level to use our facilities at World Museum: Use our collection, library, microscopes and imaging equipment. Develop new skills…

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January 2020

An Introduction to Moth Dissection

18th January 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Lepidoptera are the best recorded order of insects in the UK with 10s of millions of records collated since 1800s. However, some of >2500 species are cryptic of terms of differences and can only be…

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February 2020

An Introduction to Aquatic Invertebrates

22nd February 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Identifying Aquatic Invertebrates to Family Level; Tricks, Tips and Sorting a Kick Sample Come and learn how to identify aquatic invertebrates to family level and how this can be used to assess the water quality…

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March 2020

An Introduction to Blowfly Identification

13th March 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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This is a Blow fly identification workshop designed for beginners and professionals alike. It focuses on British species in the families Calliphoridae (blue bottles, green bottles and others), Polleniidae (cluster flies) and Rhiniidae (one species…

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An Introduction to Groundbug Identification

20th March 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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This identification workshop presents an opportunity to look into more detail the second largest group of terrestrial bugs in Britain comprising around 90 species. Our tutors, Jim Flanagan & Tristan Bantock run the two national recording schemes…

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April 2020

An Introduction to Hoverfly Identification

3rd April 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Course content: Hoverflies (Syrphidae) are probably the most recorded and popular family of Diptera (True Flies) with over 280 British species. Many of these attractive insects can be identified in the field although the majority need…

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May 2020

Stonefly Identification

2nd May 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Stoneflies are often overlooked inhabitants of freshwater, however they are a fascinating group of insects. Whilst some species are more at home in ditches, ponds and marshes, they are predominately found in clean, cold, fast…

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An Introduction Plant bug Identification

15th May 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
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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…

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Field Identification of Longhorn Beetles

30th May 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve, Moat Lane
Rixton, Cheshire WA3 6EE United Kingdom
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Join us at Rixton Clay Pits for a longhorn beetle field identification workshop with Katy Potts. Our tutor: Katy Potts currently works at the Natural History Museum in London where she works on Beetles, having graduated…

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June 2020

Field Identification of Spiders and Harvestmen

6th June 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve, Moat Lane
Rixton, Cheshire WA3 6EE United Kingdom
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This course will introduce you to identifying some of the many UK spiders and harvestmen that are distinctive enough to be confidently recorded in the field with the aid of a simple piece of kit…

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An Introduction to Bumblebees

26th June 2020 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Ness Gardens, Ness Botanical Gardens
Ness, Cheshire CH64 4AY United Kingdom
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An Introduction to Britain’s Bumblebees at Ness Botanic Gardens There will be a presentation looking at their identification, ecology and biology, this will be followed by an outdoor session identifying specimens found in the wildflower…

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