Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available.
John Ismay and Barbara Ismay (both Long Crendon). This 2-day workshop is held jointly with Dipterists’ Forum, and will run from 10:00am to 18:00pm on both days. The True Flies (Diptera) is a large and diverse order, with some families that are relatively easy to identify and others that need more experience. They are an important part of our ecosystem, provide many ecosystem services and have fascinating behaviour. This workshop introduces the order to beginners and we will place emphasis on the families for which Recording Schemes exist. Dipterists’ Forum has produced a draft key, which BRC have kindly printed for each participant. The workshop includes tutorials throughout the two days, mostly on identification, but also on habitat preferences. Collection techniques and basic advice on how to store specimens will be covered. At the end of the two days you will be able to identify many flies to family level and we hope you will be curious to learn more. Further information on flies can be found at:www.dipteristsforum.org.uk – places limited to 12.