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March 2019

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

March 24
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address

March 30

Click here to download details of the BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY Annual General Meeting, the Presidential Address and Members’ Day Programme. Hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (www.oum.ox.ac.uk).

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Dipterists Forum Key-writing Workshop

March 31
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Organised by The Dipterists Forum The workshop will be led by Martin Ebejer. This workshop is aimed at those who have some experience of using keys, and may want to have a go at writing their own. Help will be given to novice key writers, as well as tips and advice for those who have already got some experience in this field. In order to make best use of the time, Martin is keen to tailor the workshop to individual needs,…

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April 2019

Sawfly identification workshop

April 6
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Andrew Halstead (Woking), John Grearson (Ashton Keynes). The workshop is an introduction to the identification of adult Sawflies (Hymenoptera Symphyta) for beginners, as well as helping those wishing to tackle more difficult genera. The workshop will deal with identification to family level and to the most conspicuous and easily identifiable species. Keys to families will be used on the day and you are more than welcome to bring along any specimens that you would like to work on or need…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

April 14
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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British Myriapod and Isopod Group (BMIG) – Annual field meeting

April 25 - April 28
The Bruce Hotel,
Newton Stewart, Scotland, DG8 6JL United Kingdom
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BMIG’s annual field meeting will be in South-west Scotland, based at The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart DG8 6JL. The usual mix of fieldwork in the daytime and evenings with informal talks, workshops, chat and a brief AGM. Anyone interested in attending, if only dropping in for a day in the field or for an evening, would be welcome. There is more information on the BMIG website http://www.bmig.org.uk/panel/announce_asc/meetings . Contact Paul Harding  pha@ceh.ac.uk  or 01954 267218.

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Open Ichneumonidae general surgery

April 27
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Gavin Broad (NHM) & Mike Fitton (NHM). This workshop gives you the opportunity to bring along any ichneumonid specimens that you have tried to identify and would like help in confirming. The workshop covers the nocturnal species of this parasitoid wasp family and following recent work on species complexes, and answering any ichneumonid problems, as far as we are able.

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

April 28
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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May 2019

Dipterists Forum meeting

May 1 - May 31

Long weekend spring meeting – watch Dipterists Forum website for precise date and further details – BENHS members welcome.

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Beale Park Bioblitz – Joint meeting with the Berkshire Moth Group , Pangbourne, BERKSHIRE. MV

May 1 - May 31
Beale Park,
Pangbourne,
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Date not fixed yet – May onwards. Contact Ian Sims – ian.sims@syngenta.com Aim: An overnight meeting from Saturday to Sunday to record Lepidoptera and other orders. Meet time – just before dusk. Confirm with Ian Sims. Meeting place: the visitor’s car park, traps running till the morning, Beale Park, Pangbourne, Berkshire. Grid reference SU 617 781, MV trapping, full vehicular access. See Ian’s reports in BJENH of previous visits to this site. Note that Beale Park has scored in the…

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