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April 2019

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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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,
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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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Madrid, Spain: Ciempozuelos, Tres Cantos.

May 10 - May 11

I am very interested in being able to hold a field meeting on behalf of the BENHS in two quite distinct areas of Madrid province: Ciempozuelos (600m) in the sub-desertic Tagus valley SW of the Spanish capital, whilst Tres Cantos (720m) is NW of the city on alluvial soils amongst schlerophyllous holm oak Woodland Quercus ilex ballota  in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama. One very important aspect of this two-day-two-night field meeting is that collecting permission would need to…

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Halsdon Wood Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, north Devon.

May 11

Leader Andrew Cunningham. Meet at Ashwell car park (north end of reserve SS554130) at 10 am. Bring packed lunch. Joint meeting with the Devon Fly Group, the entomological section of the Devonshire Association and Dorset Wildlife Trust. BENHS members welcome. Contact Andrew Cunningham ajc321@hotmail.com for further details and to join the Devon Fly Group. With thanks to Martin Drake.

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Grafton Park Wood, Northamptonshire. MV

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - May 19 @ 10:00 am

Leader: Mark Hammond 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…

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GLENMARKSIE BUTTERFLY WALK, Highland Region – Joint meeting with Highland Branch of Butterfly Conservation

May 19

Target Species:  Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Time:  10:30 am 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 sections through woodland to the open hillside where…

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POLMAILY BUTTERFLY WALK, NEAR DRUMNADROCHIT – Highland Region. Joint meeting with Highland Branch of Butterfly Conservation

May 25 - May 26

Saturday May 25 or Sunday May 26 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 hours. What’s needed:  Bring a packed lunch Any…

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June 2019

A site in Hampshire. MV

June 8 - June 15

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

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Berrycroft Farm, Ashbury, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN68LX, MV

June 8 @ 8:00 pm
Berrycroft Farm,
Ashbury, Swindon, SN6 8LX United Kingdom
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Leader: Sally-Ann Spence, email spence.sallyann@gmail.com . The calcareous grassland site is opposite the National Trust’s Ashdown House. Sally-Ann has permission to run traps in the Trusts woodland etc at the same site. SN6 8LX for satnav. 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 for which Sally-Ann has a…

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