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The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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November 2017

BENHS Members Open Day

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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December 2017
Free

Workshop: Light-trapped insects – going beyond the moths

December 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Martin Harvey (Princess Risborough) Light traps are most widely used for attracting moths, but a wide range of other insects come to light as well, including craneflies, caddisflies, beetles (especially dung, ground, water and burying beetles), water bugs, lacewings and wasps. By learning to recognise at least a few of these other insects moth-trappers can make significant contributions to the recording schemes for other…

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BENHS Members Open Day

December 10 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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January 2018
Free

Workshop: An introduction to leafhoppers and allied groups

13th January 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Alan Stewart (Sussex) and Tristan Bantock (London). An introductory workshop on the identification of leafhoppers, planthoppers, froghoppers and treehoppers (Auchenorrhyncha). The workshop will be mainly for newcomers to recording this group of insects. We will start with a short presentation on the main diagnostic characters used to identify these insects, and other general study issues, after which participants will be able to work through…

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BENHS Members Open Day

14th January 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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BENHS Members Open Day

28th January 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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February 2018
Free

Workshop: An Introduction to the Identification of British Curculionoidea

3rd February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Peter Hodge (Lewes) & Roger Booth (NHM). An introductory building on previous workshops introducing the superfamily for those just starting the Curculionoidea, whilst also for those with more experience. It will concentrate on separating families, subfamilies and larger tribes. Species from typical genera will be used to illustrate the major differences between these groupings.

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BENHS Members Open Day

11th February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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Free

Workshop: Staphylinidae identification workshop

17th February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available. Roger Booth (NHM) & Peter Hodge (Lewes). The leaders will introduce the family for those just starting Staphylinidae, concentrating on separating subfamilies in the morning, and going on to tackle the identification of some of the more difficult groups in the afternoon. Although Rove Beetles are generally considered difficult to identify, this series of workshops has enabled many coleopterists to tackle them for the…

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Free

Workshop: Ground Beetle (Carabidae) identification workshop

24th February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

25th February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

3rd March 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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Free

Workshop: Tachinidae identification workshop

10th March 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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BENHS Members Open Day

11th March 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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Free

Workshop: Sawfly identification workshop

17th March 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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BENHS Members Open Day

25th March 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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April 2018

BENHS Members Open Day

8th April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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Free

Workshop: Ichneumonidae general surgery

21st April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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BENHS Members Open Day

22nd April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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May 2018

BENHS Members Open Day

13th May 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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June 2018
Free

Workshop: Spiders

2nd June 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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BENHS Members Open Day

10th June 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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July 2018

BENHS Members Open Day

8th July 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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