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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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April 2020

Riverfly Partnership

April 11

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

April 12

This Members Open Day coincides with Easter, please consult the events list for details of date changes.

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DPWrkShp12: An introduction to Sawfly identification

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainers: Andrew Halstead and John Grearson. This workshop is an introduction to the identification of adult Sawflies (Hymenoptera Symphyta). The workshop over the day will deal with identification to genus level and to the most conspicuous and easily identifiable species. Keys to families will be used on the day and you are welcome to bring along any specimens that you would like to work on or need help with. There are two Symphyta Groups for you to get more help…

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DPWrkShp13: ‘Nature Sketching’ or observational field drawing

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainers: Stephen Lings and John Walters. This workshop will help you celebrate the natural world through the tradition of observational drawing. Capturing the essence of the seasons in a series of drawing exercises you will explore, line, colour, tone and mark making with a range of exciting materials. Come away with a visual feast of sketches recording the invertebrates of the moment, as well as creating a book of sketches. This workshop is suitable for all abilities from the aspiring…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

April 26
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May 2020

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

May 10
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DPWrkShp15: Introduction to Yponomeutidae Micro Moth identification

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainer: Ian Sims. Come and learn to identify this family of small ermine moths (Yponomeutidae). A variable family of 24, most start as leaf miners but several then live communally in silk webs, often in vast numbers and completely defoliating trees and hedges. Moth identification is an ideal ‘next step’ from butterfly identification and a great way to take your first steps into the world of entomology. This workshop will provide an opportunity to get more familiar with the identification…

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June 2020

DPWrkShp16: An introduction to Spiders (Araneae) identification

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainer: Peter Smithers. The workshop is aimed at both those who have attended previously and at any beginners who would like to discover more about this fascinating group of invertebrates. The workshop will begin with a field session at the on-site nature reserve where a range of field techniques will be explored and the spiders collected will then be identified to family or species back inside using the microscopes to identify species down to species level. Anyone wishing to bring…

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DPWrkShp17: Introduction to social and cuckoo bumblebee identification

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainer: Stephen Lings. This workshop takes a look into the life and identification of these much loved, but undervalued pollinators. Discover how to identify some of the common bumble species found across the UK. The workshop comprises fieldwork in the morning followed by an indoor workshop in the afternoon. Bumblebees are an essential part of the British spring and summer yet many species are in steep decline. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of why conserving these species is…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

June 14
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July 2020

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

July 12
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September 2020

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

September 13
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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

September 27
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October 2020

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

October 11
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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

October 25
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November 2020

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

November 8
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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

November 22
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December 2020

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

December 13
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January 2021

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

10th January 2021
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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

24th January 2021
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February 2021

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

14th February 2021
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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

28th February 2021
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