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|
Managing Urban Sites for Invertebrates – Site Visit to New Ferry Butterfly Park
28th May | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Insects and invertebrates in general are experiencing catastrophic declines which threaten all parts of the food web including humans. For 27 years New Ferry Butterfly Park, a former railway goods yard in the urban area of Wirral, has been managed for invertebrates and as an educational site.
Follow up the webinar (book here) with a site visit to New Ferry Butterfly Park to see the results of their management, and discuss alternatives and problems. This guided visit will take place in the morning. Hot drinks and toilet are available – bring your own lunch or use nearby facilities. People are welcome to stay for the afternoon to do some biological recording, or visit the attractions in Port Sunlight, 10 minutes walk away.
Access: New Ferry Butterfly Park is next to Bebington Merseyrail station. Various buses stop on adjacent roads. Some car parking available within the site (up to 10 cars) and other free parking within 5 minutes walk.
Booking essential: Further details regarding meeting place etc. will be circulated before the day.
We will follow social distancing measures. Events will be subject to cancellation as a result of any changes that may occur to government guidelines regarding coronavirus, or if there is severe weather forecast.
Adults only (18+)