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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Craneflies Webinar

9th September | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This session will provide an overview to British Craneflies (including the families; Cylindrotomidae (damsel craneflies), Pediicidae (hairy-eyed craneflies), Limoniidae (short-palped craneflies), Tipulidae (long-palped craneflies) – and their allies, the Trichoceridae (winter gnats) and Ptychopteridae (fold-winged craneflies). We’ll look at their ecological niches, how to start identifying them, and their recording.

Tutor information: Pete Boardman is a co-ordinator and recorder for the UK Cranefly Recording Scheme and until recently was a professional entomologist in Natural England, where he still works. He has recorded craneflies since circa 2005, written two county atlases of the Shropshire fauna, and has recently named 24 new cranefly species to science from Cameroon and Corsica. He once saw a slug eating a chip.

The presentation will be followed by an interactive question and answer session.

Please book your space via Eventbrite and you will be sent information on how to join the webinar.

This session will run on Zoom. If you are new to Zoom you will need to create a Zoom account and download their software. This is all free and you can do so here.

You can use a laptop/desktop computer, smartphone or tablet and it isn’t necessary to have a webcam or microphone to participate.

Further info on how to join a zoom meeting can be found here.


9th September
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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