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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Smithills Invertebrate Recording Day

4th September | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A general invertebrate recording day at Smithills Estate

A Woodland Trust site with 1,700 acres of open countryside, featuring mixed woodland with streams, rough grassland and heather moorland. The day will be focused in the Walker Fold area but there will be an opportunity to visit Brownstones (former quarry) in the afternoon. Smithills has been the focus of a Heteroptera and Diptera study by Phil Brighton 2015-2019, and a few Bioblitzes have also taken place in recent years.

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.


4th September
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Smithills Dean Road
Bolton, BL1 7NS


Tanyptera Trust