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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Dragonfly ID Weekend

6th August | 10:30 am - 7th August | 4:00 pm


Booking via World Museum events page – tickets are £15.

Dragonfly & Damselfly Identification in the Field

This 2-day workshop at Rixton Clay Pits Nature Reserve will cover the identification of dragonflies and damselflies as adults and larvae, as well as from the skins (exuviae) left behind after the emergence of the adult. The workshop will involve some light walking as we look at different ponds on the site.

Our tutor: Tony Parker is the Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at World Museum, Liverpool. His main interest is British wildlife, with a particular emphasis on recording the natural history of the North West region. Tony is involved in several projects regarding recording and monitoring the distribution of birds, mammals and hymenoptera in the region and is the Aculeate Hymenoptera recorder for Cheshire.

The workshop will involve some light walking as we look at different ponds on the site.

Access: the are good (grassy) footpaths paths suitable for wheelchairs around much of the reserve

Suggested covid measures:

– wear a face covering when moving around in a shared indoor space

– maintain social distancing

– clean/sanitise their hands regularly

Adults only (18+)


6th August | 10:30 am
7th August | 4:00 pm
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Tanyptera Trust


Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve
Moat Lane
Rixton, Cheshire WA3 6EE United Kingdom
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