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May 2018
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FSC – BioLinks – Field Identification of Woodlice

May 23 @ 10:00 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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May 23rd 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture Some woodlice can be identified and recorded in the field, with the aid of simple equipment such as spipots, pooters and small tubes, before being released again. On this course you will be: • introduced to woodlouse ecology • shown how to identify distinctive species and groups • shown how to look closely at living specimens • practice identification techniques • shown how to get help with identification of these terrestrial crustaceans • introduced…

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Borough Fen Duck Decoy, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE – MV

May 27 @ 9:00 pm - May 28 @ 9:00 am
Borough Fen Duck Decoy,
Peterborough,

Borough Fen Duck Decoy, near Peterborough, modern CAMBRIDGESHIRE, but vice-county NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Leader: Paul Waring. Please contact the leader at least a week in advance to register and for meet-up details. This privately-owned site is a small remnant of the once extensive Borough Fen. The decoy has been in operation for many centuries. It is one of very few now operating. Habitats include lake margins, reedbeds, carr and mature woodland. This meeting is primarily a light-trapping event for moths but we…

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June 2018

Swaddywell Pit, Langdyke Trust site, near Helpston, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. MV

June 1 @ 8:30 pm - June 2 @ 5:00 am
Swaddywell Pit, Langdyke Trust,
Helpston, United Kingdom
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Leaders: Paul Waring & Malcolm Hillier. Meet at 8.30pm at grid ref. TF 11600 03167 just inside the site entrance on the road from Marholm, just past Willowbrook Farm Shop and the two cottages on the opposite site of the road. The main aim of this meeting is to operate light-traps from dusk to dawn to sample the nocturnal moths. We may well see the Concolorous Moth Photedes extrema which we found here in June 2017 (see field meeting results…

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Weekend Workshop: Collecting and Recording Insects: UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX – CANCELLED

June 2 - June 3
University of Sussex, Brighton,
Brighton, BN1 1QG United Kingdom
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  Regrettably, as of Monday, 18 May 2018, this weekend workshop has been cancelled.

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Odiham Common and Wood SSSI, NE HAMPSHIRE

Leader: Stephen Miles This meeting is still being finalised with the site owners, Hart District Council, and with Natural England, as we go to press. Provisionally, the details are as follows, but contact the Leader to confirm. Meet at the Old Wharf Car Park at 10.30 am (as labelled on modern 1:25K OS Explorer Maps) at Colt Hill at SU747516. Come off at Jct 5 of the M3 motorway at Hook, pick up the A287 on its south side, at…

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Workshop: Spiders

June 2 @ 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. Peter Smithers (Bristol). This session is aimed at those who have attended previous workshops but does not preclude any beginners who would like to come along. The workshop will begin with a field session where a range of field techniques will be explored and the spiders collected will then be identified to family or species in the lab. Anyone wishing to bring their own spiders…

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Bladon Heath Wood, near Bladon, OXFORDSHIRE, MV

June 2 @ 8:30 pm - June 3 @ 5:00 am
Bladon Heath Wood,
Bladon, OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Leader Paul Waring Please contact the leader at least two days in advance for full details. This will be an all-night light-trapping session in a mixed broadleaved woodland with which the Leader has been involved at various intervals since the 1970s. An introduction to this site and the moth recording which has taken place in the past was published in 2015 in BJENH. This will be the fourth year in succession that the BENHS have held a field meeting on…

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BENHS Members Open Day

June 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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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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FSC – BioLinks – Learn To Love Spiders

June 20 @ 10:00 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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June 20th 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture If you’re interested in spiders but never felt ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this day is for you! It’s a day for people who are fascinated by spiders but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of spiders and the art telling one spider from another. • Come and see different types of live British spiders • Learn some of their names • Learn…

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Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Reading, BERKSHIRE

June 22
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Joint meeting with AES & Berks. Moth Group – Contact Ian Sims email: (ian.sims@syngenta.com). Coincides with National Insect Week – see http://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/. Meet at main car park, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, near Reading, Berkshire. Grid reference SU 784 717. Note – Car parking charge is now £6 for 4+ hours. Friday evening, meet with light-traps just before dusk (contact leader in advance to arrange). Saturday morning 10 am – meet a moth session, on the grass behind…

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