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2021 BENHS ANNUAL EXHIBITION and Brad Ashby Memorial Lecture

BENHS ANNUAL EXHIBITION and Brad Ashby Memorial Lecture  Important news for all members regarding this year’s exhibition Earlier this year, the BENHS Council was hopeful that it would be possible to hold the BENHS Annual Exhibition and the Brad Ashby Memorial Lecture 2021 at Conway Hall, London AND to deliver an online version of the exhibition as well.  (This followed the decision in 2020 to cancel the event in London…

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New Publication – British Craneflies by Alan Stubbs

British Craneflies is a guide to the identification and natural history of 350 species in six families of cranefly (Tipulidae, Pediciidae, Limoniidae, Cylindrotomidae and the less closely related Trichoceridae and Ptychopteridae). Alan Stubbs describes the distribution and habitat of each species, based on over 50 years of cranefly recording. The 128 pages of identification keys, illustrated with thumbnail drawings, enable all species to be named. For further details, and to…

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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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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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