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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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March 2017
Free

Workshop: Hemipterists’ Day at Dinton Pastures

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

  The sixth one-day event for Hemipterists will be held at Dinton Pastures with a mixture of talks and informal discussions, as well as an identification clinic to help with problem specimens. Please book with Marc Taylor so that we know in advance how many will be coming to this meeting. For further information about recording Hemiptera, including the National Recording Schemes, see: http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/HetNews.html

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BENHS Members Open Day

March 12 @ 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

March 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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April 2017
Free

Workshop: Sawfly identification workshop

April 1 @ 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 check list 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

April 9 @ 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: Open Ichneumonidae general surgery

April 22 @ 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

April 23 @ 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 2017

BENHS Members Open Day

May 14 @ 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 2017
Free

Workshop: Spiders – Field and Identification techniques

June 3 @ 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

June 11 @ 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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Moth trapping: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Reading, BERKSHIRE

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:55 pm

Contact: Ian Sims Meeting place:  Main car park, Dinton Pastures Country Park. Grid reference SU 784 717. Meet at 7.30pm.

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Joint meeting with AES: Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Reading, BERKSHIRE

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact: Ian Sims Meeting place:  Main car park, Dinton Pastures Country Park. Grid reference SU 784 717. Note – Car parking charge is now £6 for 4+ hours. The plan is as follows: 10 am – meet a moth session, Loddon Room (open to the public as well as to AES/BENHS junior members) and meet any other critters that traps have been set for. 11 am – AES/BENHS tour of library/collections. 12 midday – lunch. 1 pm – Lepidoptera workshop,…

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July 2017

BENHS Members Open Day

July 9 @ 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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