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April 2020

NHMWrkShp11: Introduction to Weevils (Curculionidae) identification

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Trainer: Mark Gurney. This workshop will help you recognise the main groups and teach you how to identify some of the more common species. This workshop will provide an opportunity to get more familiar with one of the largest beetle groups, who have a reputation for being difficult. We will de-mystify these endearing insects and learn about identification features, using microscopes and specimens for close-up examination, as well as providing an introduction to how to find and record these beetles…

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Riverfly Partnership

April 11
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

April 12
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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This Members Open Day coincides with Easter, please consult the events list for details of date changes.

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Identification Skills Assessment, Natural History Museum, LONDON

April 16
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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As many of you probably expected, with the closure of the Natural History Museum on Wednesday for a minimum of 2 months, this workshop will not be able to proceed as originally planned. We are currently investigating if it might be possible to hold the conference remotely, or if it would be better to postpone the event to later in the year when hopefully we will all be able to meet face to face. We will be in touch as…

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British Myriapod and Isopoda Group (BMIG) Annual Field Meeting

April 16 - April 19

BMIG’s annual field meeting will be in Somerset, based at Bridgwater & Taunton College (Cannington Campus) TA5 2LS. The usual mix of fieldwork in the daytime, and evenings with informal talks, workshops, chat and a brief AGM on Friday 17th. Anyone interested in attending would be welcome – drop in for a day in the field or for an evening – sorry it’s too late to book residential accommodation. For more details go to http://www.bmig.org.uk/panel/announce_asc/meetings

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DPWrkShp12: An introduction to Sawfly identification

April 18 @ 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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Trainers: Andrew Halstead and John Grearson. This workshop is an introduction to the identification of adult Sawflies (Hymenoptera Symphyta). The workshop over the day will deal with identification to genus level and to the most conspicuous and easily identifiable species. Keys to families will be used on the day and you are welcome to bring along any specimens that you would like to work on or need help with. There are two Symphyta Groups for you to get more help…

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Belted Beauty Count, Potts Corner, LANCASHIRE

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is the annual survey of the last remaining Belted Beauty colony in England and this year is a joint meeting with BENHS (British Entomological and Natural History Society). The meeting starts at 10.30am, Saturday 18th April 2020, gathering beforehand in the Potts Corner Car Park (SD413571) just north of the saltmarsh where the moth can be found. The meeting is expected to last for a couple of hours at most. Pre-booking is not required. If you happen to be…

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DPWrkShp13: ‘Nature Sketching’ or observational field drawing

April 25 @ 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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Trainers: Stephen Lings and John Walters. This workshop will help you celebrate the natural world through the tradition of observational drawing. Capturing the essence of the seasons in a series of drawing exercises you will explore, line, colour, tone and mark making with a range of exciting materials. Come away with a visual feast of sketches recording the invertebrates of the moment, as well as creating a book of sketches. This workshop is suitable for all abilities from the aspiring…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

April 26
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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May 2020

Weekend Workshop on Collecting and Recording Insects, University of Sussex

May 2 - May 3
University of Sussex,
Sussex House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom
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This will be a combined indoor and field meeting over two days. The workshop is aimed primarily at student and young entomologists who would like to extend their entomological interests and knowledge, but also any others who wish to learn, as well as more experienced entomologists who are prepared to pass on some of their specialist knowledge. Saturday will start with a series of brief introductory talks on several different insect groups, including comments on identification and collecting methods. Participants…

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