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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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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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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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April 2018
Free

Workshop: Ichneumonidae general surgery

April 21 @ 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. Gavin Broad (NHM) & Mike Fitton (NHM)  Please bring along any ichneumonid specimens that you have tried to identify and would like confirming. Covering the nocturnal species, following recent work on species complexes, and answering any ichneumonid problems, as far as we are able.

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June 2018
Free

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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