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April 2018

Spiders with Microscopes – World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Museum Liverpool,
William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Did you know 75% of the UK spiders need examining under a microscope to be identified to species? County recorder, Rich Burkmar, will guide you through spider identification using microscopes. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spiders-with-microscopes-tickets-41076348464

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May 2018
£5

FSC – BioLinks – Learn To Love Centipedes, Millipedes & Woodlice

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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May 9th 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture Course overview: you’re interested in invertebrates with more than 8 legs but never felt ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this day is for you! It’s a day for people who are fascinated by centipedes, millipedes and woodlice but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction and the art telling apart the different types of centipedes, millipedes and woodlice. Come and see different types of live British…

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Beale Park, Pangbourne, BERKSHIRE – MV

May 12 @ 9:30 pm - May 13 @ 9:00 am
Beale Park,
Pangbourne,
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Joint meeting with the Berkshire Moth Group An overnight meeting from Saturday to Sunday to record Lepidoptera and other orders. With luck this meeting will coincide with the first generation of the Balsam Carpet. Meet at 21.30h at the visitor’s car park till the morning of Sunday 13th May, Beale Park, Pangbourne, Berkshire. OS Grid reference SU617781. MV trapping, full vehicular access. See Ian’s reports in BJENH of previous visits to this site. Note that Beale Park has scored in…

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BENHS Members Open Day

May 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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The BENHS library and collections are regularly available to members. Open Days are held on specified Sundays from 10.30–16.00 at the Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, RG10 0TH

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Bordon Inclosure, Bordon, NORTH HAMPSHIRE – MV

May 19 @ 9:00 pm - May 20 @ 9:00 am

Leader: Stephen Miles (01420 478845) Evening & night moth-trapping meeting, by kind permission of the Deadwater Valley Trust and Whitehill Town Council. Jointly with the Alton Natural History Society (ANHS). Please contact the leader before the date of the meeting to confirm your attendance and to be made aware of any possible changes. Meet at the car park at the OS Grid Ref. at approximately SU800360 (the Google Map only shows an approximate location) off of St Lucia Park Road…

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£5

FSC – BioLinks – Field Identification of Woodlice

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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May 23rd 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture Some woodlice can be identified and recorded in the field, with the aid of simple equipment such as spipots, pooters and small tubes, before being released again. On this course you will be: • introduced to woodlouse ecology • shown how to identify distinctive species and groups • shown how to look closely at living specimens • practice identification techniques • shown how to get help with identification of these terrestrial crustaceans • introduced…

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Borough Fen Duck Decoy, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE – MV

May 27 @ 9:00 pm - May 28 @ 9:00 am
Borough Fen Duck Decoy,
Peterborough,

Borough Fen Duck Decoy, near Peterborough, modern CAMBRIDGESHIRE, but vice-county NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Leader: Paul Waring. Please contact the leader at least a week in advance to register and for meet-up details. This privately-owned site is a small remnant of the once extensive Borough Fen. The decoy has been in operation for many centuries. It is one of very few now operating. Habitats include lake margins, reedbeds, carr and mature woodland. This meeting is primarily a light-trapping event for moths but we…

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June 2018
Free

Workshop: Spiders

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Peter Smithers (Bristol). This session is aimed at those who have attended previous workshops but does not preclude any beginners who would like to come along. The workshop will begin with a field session where a range of field techniques will be explored and the spiders collected will then be identified to family or species in the lab. Anyone wishing to bring their own spiders…

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BENHS Members Open Day

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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The BENHS library and collections are regularly available to members. Open Days are held on specified Sundays from 10.30–16.00 at the Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, RG10 0TH

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£5

FSC – BioLinks – Learn To Love Spiders

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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June 20th 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture If you’re interested in spiders but never felt ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this day is for you! It’s a day for people who are fascinated by spiders but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of spiders and the art telling one spider from another. • Come and see different types of live British spiders • Learn some of their names • Learn…

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