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February 2018
Free

Workshop: Ground Beetle (Carabidae) identification workshop

February 24 @ 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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Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Mark Telfer (Bedfordshire) and John Walters (Devon). The seventh annual ground beetle workshop will help beginners and experts alike to find and identify British and Irish carabids. The programme will start with a brief talk covering new topics of interest, followed by an identification session helping beginners to identify carabids to genus, as well as providing tuition on some of the more difficult genera…

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BENHS Members Open Day

February 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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The BENHS library and collections are regularly available to members. Open Days are held on specified Sundays from 10.30–16.00 at the Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, RG10 0TH

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March 2018
Free

Workshop: Introduction to craneflies – New for 2018

March 3 @ 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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Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Level – beginner – Pete Boardman (Bridgnorth) An introduction to the group of flies known as craneflies or daddy long legs, looking at cranefly ecology, curation of specimens, and their identification.  Resources: The most up to date identification keys are downloadable as PDFs from ‘The catalogue of the craneflies of the world’ website;  http://ccw.naturalis.nl/ They are within the literature section and referenced Stubbs, A.E.…

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Workshop: Tachinidae identification workshop

March 10 @ 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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Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Matt Smith (Winnersh) and Chris Raper (Reading). An introduction to sampling and identifying Tachinidae, with new draft keys for a revised RES Handbook available for testing and the chance to have your specimens checked and verified by the organisers of the National Recording Scheme. For more information on Tachinidae and the recording scheme see: http://tachinidae.org.uk/

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Soldierflies – World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Museum Liverpool,
William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Large and brightly coloured, soldierflies are an ideal starting point for the study of diptera. With the use of museum specimens you will be able to develop your identification skills with national expert, Martin Harvey. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/springtails-tickets-41038562445

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BENHS Members Open Day

March 11 @ 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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The BENHS library and collections are regularly available to members. Open Days are held on specified Sundays from 10.30–16.00 at the Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, RG10 0TH

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Workshop: Sawfly identification workshop

March 17 @ 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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Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Andrew Halstead (Woking), John Grearson (Ashton Keynes). The workshop will deal with the identification of adult Sawflies for beginners, as well as helping those wishing to tackle more difficult genera. There is an active National Sawfly Recording Scheme with newsletters and a checklist that can be downloaded from: http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/c2.aspx?Mod=Downloads&Do=ListFile&SubCategoryID=48 and there is a Symphyta Study Group hosted on Yahoo at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sawfly/

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British Myriapod and Isopod Group – 2018 Annual Field Meeting and AGM

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

The 2018 meeting location, Longtown, Herefordshire, was chosen to provide attending members with opportunities to go hunting for the ‘Maerdy Monster’ and the ‘Beddau Beast’ amongst other goodies in the Welsh Valleys, the Vale of Glamorgan and beyond to the coast.  We are hopeful that Dr Thomas Wesner, a colleague from the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, will be able to join us for the weekend, and to talk about genetic bar coding and the technique of micro CT…

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BENHS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address 2018

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oxford University Museum of Natural History,
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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The Annual General Meeting reviews the activities of the Society over the preceding year before the President gives an address on a topic of his choice. The AGM will again be held as a Saturday daytime event (morning and afternoon), with talks, tours and discussions at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW. Details of the programme and timings will be circulated later to members and will be advertised via the BENHS web site (www.benhs.org.uk).

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BENHS Members Open Day

March 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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The BENHS library and collections are regularly available to members. Open Days are held on specified Sundays from 10.30–16.00 at the Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, RG10 0TH

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