University of Leeds Flying Ant Day Survey

What is the difference between an insect and a raindrop? Weather radars are constantly collecting information about rain, but in doing so a lot of other data is collected too – including things that we think are insects. Insects fulfil important ecological roles, including pollinating flowering plants, and being able to reliably monitor insect activity is important for their conservation. Using weather radar data is a new way of monitoring…

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Moth Night 2021 8-10 July 2021

Organised by Atropos, Butterfly Conservation and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by moth recording enthusiasts. For further information, visit the Moth Night website at

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Applications sought for post of Honorary Treasurer

Our current Treasurer will be standing down at the Annual Meeting in March. Consequently we need to appoint a replacement Treasurer before March so that the appointment can be approved by the Society’s Members at the Annual Meeting. In order to reduce significantly the Treasurer’s workload we will be appointing professional bookkeepers. These bookkeepers will work alongside the new Treasurer and will carry out the day to day duties of…

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