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June 2020

DPWrkShp16: An introduction to Spiders (Araneae) identification

June 6 @ 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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Trainer: Peter Smithers. The workshop is aimed at both those who have attended previously and at any beginners who would like to discover more about this fascinating group of invertebrates. The workshop will begin with a field session at the on-site nature reserve where a range of field techniques will be explored and the spiders collected will then be identified to family or species back inside using the microscopes to identify species down to species level. Anyone wishing to bring…

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Thompson Common, Pingo Trail, NORFOLK

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A joint meeting with Norfolk Moth Survey.

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DPWrkShp17: Introduction to social and cuckoo bumblebee identification

June 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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Trainer: Stephen Lings. This workshop takes a look into the life and identification of these much loved, but undervalued pollinators. Discover how to identify some of the common bumble species found across the UK. The workshop comprises fieldwork in the morning followed by an indoor workshop in the afternoon. Bumblebees are an essential part of the British spring and summer yet many species are in steep decline. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of why conserving these species is…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

June 14
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Reading, BERKSHIRE

June 19

MV – Joint meeting with AES & Berkshire Moth Group Meeting place:  Main car park, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, near Reading, Berkshire. Grid reference SU 784 717. Note – Car parking charge is now £6 for 4+ hours. Friday evening, meet with light-traps at 21.00hrs (contact leader in advance to arrange). This is the pre-AES Bug Club mothing for a “meet a moth” the following day (Saturday). Saturday morning – timings approximate – check with Ian Sims…

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July 2020

Marham Fen, Marham, NORFOLK. MV

July 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A joint meeting with Norfolk Moth Survey. Meet at 20.30 at meet-up point TF 71868 10851, which is a small car-parking area down a no-through road called Hogg’s Drove near Donato’s Pizza & Kebab House on the main road through the small village of Marham. The site is called a fen, and there are small remnants of fen vegetation to which we will pay special attention. These include a reedbed, a sedge bed and areas of mixed tall herbs and…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

July 12
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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August 2020

Honeypot Wood, near Wendling, Norfolk. MV

August 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A joint meeting with Norfolk Moth Survey. Meeting point – entrance gate at south-east portion of the wood, on the minor road from Wendling to Longham. TF934 143. Post code for satnav NR19 2NG. Time 20.30. The site has a long wooded history and is possibly mentioned (indirectly) in the Domesday Book. It is ancient woodland with a chequered recent history. This will be the third BENHS field meeting at this site. For full illustrated reports of the previous two…

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September 2020

Yardley Chase Training Area (MOD), NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

September 6

Leaders: Jeff Blincow and Keith Alexander The main BENHS saproxylic group meeting will be at the Yardley Chase Training Area. This is an MOD base about 6 miles south-east of Northampton in the extended Salcey Forest – Yardley Chase ancient forest. The area has been shown to be of outstanding interest for saproxylic insects and so there should be plenty for everyone to see. The Training Area is on the road between Denton and Horton; the entrance is signposted Yardley…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

September 13
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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