We hold free and heavily subsidised invertebrate workshops and webinars 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 run an invertebrate recording day programme to bring together the invertebrate recording community and facilitate improvements to baseline data coverage at selected important / under-recorded sites.
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|Altcar Recording Day||7th August 2020||Friday||Altcar||10:00-4:30pm||Free / essential|
|Leck Fell Recording Day||12th August 2020||Wednesday||Leck Fell||10:00-4:30pm||Free / essential|
|River Lune Hornby Recording Day||14th August 2020||Friday||Rive Lune Hornby||10:00-4:30pm||Free / essential|
|Goyt Valley Recording Day||19th August 2020||Wednesday||Goyt Valley||10:00-4:30pm||Free / essential|
|Cholmondeley Estate Recording Day||21st August 2020||Friday||Cholmondeley Estate||10:00-4:30pm||Free / essential|
|Bickershaw Colliery Recording Day||26th August 2020||Wednesday||Bickershaw Colliery||10:00-4:30pm||Free / essential|
|Winmarleigh & Cockerham Moss Recording Day||28th August 2020||Friday||Winmarleigh & Cockerham Moss||10:00-4:30pm||Free / essential|
Chester Zoo Estate Invertebrate Recording Day
3rd August | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
We will visit a site on the Chester Zoo estate which is a mosaic of habitats in a narrow strip bordering the Shropshire Union Canal. It is a mixture of meadows, species-rich hedges, ephemeral water, pine wood bordered by mature deciduous trees, areas of blackthorn scrub and bramble, a small area of willow and a damp rushy meadow on lime-rich boulder clay crossed by ditches.
The wet meadows are a designated Local Wildlife Site. This is due to the marshy grassland plant communities which include species such as Ragged-robin, Devil’s-bit scabious, Marsh bedstraw, Bog stitchwort and Cuckoo flower.
Please be aware that whilst we welcome invertebrate recorders of all experience levels, our recording days are not taught or guided sessions. (Check out our webinars/workshops here).
Events will be subject to cancellation if there is an adverse weather forecast.
Booking essential: Further details regarding meeting place etc. will be circulated before the day.