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May 2019

Dipterists Forum Spring Field Meeting, WEST SUSSEX

May 17 - May 19

Click here to visit the Dipterists Forum website for further details – BENHS members welcome.

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May 18 @ 7:30 pm - May 19 @ 10:00 am
Grafton Park Wood,
Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 3AE United Kingdom
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Overnight moth trapping. Meet at entrance gate along Grafton Road at SP928816 – no later than 19:30.  The following morning there is a Moth Breakfast at The Skylark Cafe at nearby Brigstock Country Park. This is being organised by the local Butterfly Conservation Group and thus booking should be made via them.  Meet point is at the cafe in the main car park accessed off the A6116 at SP953850, kick-off 09:00h.  We believe there may be a small charge for…

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Glenmarksie Butterfly Walk, SCOTLAND

May 19

Target Species:  Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Time:  10:30 am Joint meeting with Highland Branch of Butterfly Conservation. Meeting place: Turn off A835 about 1km NW of Contin, signposted Loch Achilty. Single track road for approx. 4 miles to Luichart Power Station. Park just beyond in vicinity of bridge. OS map 26, NH 393571. There are two small car parks further on which we may be able to access. Description:   A walk mostly on tracks with some short steep uphill…

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Polmaily Butterfly Walk, Drumnadrochit, SCOTLAND

May 25 - May 26

Saturday May 25 or Sunday May 26 Joint meeting with Highland Branch of Butterfly Conservation. Target Species:  Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. Time:  10.30 am Meeting place:  The end of the forest track into Polmaily, about 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit on the A831 towards Cannich. Grid ref NH 484304 (OS sheet 26 – Inverness and Loch Ness) Description:  A visit to see the rewards of previous habitat management undertaken by members of Highland branch. Approx duration: Up to 4…

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June 2019

An introduction to Spiders (Araneae)

June 8
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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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 their own spiders along to identify are welcome…

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A site in HAMPSHIRE [MV]

June 8 - June 15

Saturday 8 or 15 June See BENHS website for further details nearer the date of the meeting.

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Berrycroft Farm, Ashbury, Swindon, WILTSHIRE [MV]

June 8 @ 8:00 pm
Berrycroft Farm,
Ashbury, Swindon, SN6 8LX United Kingdom

The calcareous grassland site is opposite the National Trust’s Ashdown House. Meeting time at Berrycroft Hub (based in a dairy conversion by Berrycroft Farm House) 20.00hrs for light-trappers. Most of the dry river bed valley of woodland & permanent pasture (about 300 acres) is owned by the Trust except for 80 acres which is privately-owned. All moth-trappers welcome.

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June 9
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Honeypot Wood, near Wendling, NORFOLK [MV]

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Honeypot Wood,
NR19 2NG

Meeting point – entrance gate at south-east portion of the wood, on the minor road from Wendling to Longham. TF934 143. Postcode 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. Until World War II the wood had been managed as a coppice-with-standards. Just prior to World War II the whole wood was cut over and the majority…

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High Park, Blenheim, OXFORDSHIRE

June 15
High Park,
Blenheim, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
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The Saproxylic Group of the BENHS has been granted special permission by the Management of Blenheim Park that we may bring into High Park for one day this summer a group of c. 20 specialists to survey beetles and other invertebrates. The restriction on the size of the party for this special one day survey means that we will have to set up a bookings list and so we ask that anyone interested in joining us book a place via…

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