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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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Upcoming Events

May 2018
£5

FSC – BioLinks – Learn To Love Centipedes, Millipedes & Woodlice

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 9th 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture Course overview: you’re interested in invertebrates with more than 8 legs 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 centipedes, millipedes and woodlice but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction and the art telling apart the different types of centipedes, millipedes and woodlice. Come and see different types of live British…

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BENHS Members Open Day

May 13 @ 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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FSC – BioLinks – Field Identification of Woodlice

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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June 2018
Free

Workshop: Spiders

June 2 @ 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 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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£5

FSC – BioLinks – Learn To Love Spiders

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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£5

FSC – BioLinks – Learn To Love Flies

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

June 27th 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture If you’re interested in flies 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 flies but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of flies and the art telling one type of fly from another.  Come and see different types of live British flies  Learn some of their names…

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£5

FSC – BioLinks – Field Identification of Spiders

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

June 30th 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture Many spiders can be identified and recorded in the field, with the aid of simple equipment such as spi-pots, pooters and small tubes, before being released again. On this course you will be: • introduced to spider & harvestman 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 and all things spidery…

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July 2018

BENHS Members Open Day

July 8 @ 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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£5

FSC – BioLinks – Field Identification of Flies

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

July 11th 2018 – BENHS Dinton Pasture This course will look at different types of fly and how to identify a select few distinctive species in the field. On this course you will be: • introduced to fly ecology • shown how to identify distinctive species and groups • shown how to use a pooter and hand lens to look closely at living specimens • practice identification techniques • shown how to get help with identification of flies • introduced to…

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