List of forthcoming training courses  and presentations.

Lots more excellent training courses are available from the Field Studies Council, and for more formal training in biological recording see Manchester Metropolitan University.

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September 2017

Introduction to Autumn Moths

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
FSC Amersham, HP7 0QR United Kingdom + Google Map

Autumn is the season when some very attractive moths are flying, some of which have beautiful colours to match the falling leaves. This one-day course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. The afternoon will be a mix of presentations and activities (classroom and field-based) whilst the evening session will be spent moth-trapping around the Centre as darkness falls. NOTE TIMES: 2pm–10.30pm

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October 2017

Pantheon workshop

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
FSC Preston Montford, Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge
Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX United Kingdom
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A workshop arranged for the Shropshire Spider Group by the Tomorrow's Biodiversity project. Pantheon ( is an analytical tool developed by Natural England and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) to enable invertebrate species to be linked to the habitats and resources that they require. (Free for members of Shropshire Spider Group, contact the organisers to see if additional places are available.)

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December 2017

Discovering Diptera: Flies Under the Microscope

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
FSC Epping Forest, IG10 4AF United Kingdom + Google Map

Hoverflies, houseflies, fruit flies, soldierflies, bee-flies, craneflies, and more: flies are all around us, but are often overlooked or even actively discouraged. This course will provide an introduction to identifying Diptera, using photos, specimens and microscopes to explore different fly families and learn how to recognise them.

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