IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Update posted on 7 February 2021 at 10:00.
We wish to continue to assure all of our Members, and everybody else involved with our Society, that we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic continuously and following government advice and guidelines. Your health and safety remains of foremost importance to us and your patience, assistance, co-operation and continuing support are very much appreciated as we face this challenging time together.
For the second year running the society’s Annual Meeting will be held online and is scheduled for Saturday 20 March. Click here for more details.
We have teamed up with the Field Studies Council to deliver a series of entomology-focused Natural History Live Events this year.
It might also be possible for us to run some society field meetings this year but nothing can be confirmed at the moment. We will provide you with further updates in line with government guidelines.
We also look forward to resuming our indoor events programme at the appropriate time.
Please be re-assured that regular building checks are being undertaken on the Society’s headquarters at Dinton Pastures. The safe keeping of our heritage collections and assets are pre-eminently important to us. Unfortunately, any additional access to the building is suspended until further notice.
Society business is continuing and is being conducted ‘virtually’ through Finance, Communication, and Building and Heritage Assets Committees. Full Council Meetings are continuing to be held every six weeks.
The Society’s Journal continues to be published and distributed as normal. Work on future Society publications is ongoing. Membership applications will also continue to be processed. Where possible, e-mails will be monitored and any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to the addresses listed at https://www.benhs.org.uk/contact/
Thank you for maintaining your commitment to the British Entomological and Natural History Society. We will keep you regularly updated through our website and via social media and e-mail. If you are a Member of our Society, please do forward your e-mail contact details to us if we do not already have them.
We hope you are finding ways to continue our shared objective of promoting the conservation and further understanding of British Insects and Natural History.