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.

An Introduction to Moths and Butterflies

FSC Slapton Ley , United Kingdom

Slapton is an ideal location for the study of butterflies and moths. The wide variety of habitats – woodland, reedbed, maritime grassland and coastal cliffs – will allow us to see some of the most attractive moths and butterflies in a range of beautiful locations. This course will appeal to anyone wishing to know more

£250 – £380

An Introduction to Micro-moths

Sussex Wildlife Trust: Woods Mill Classroom, Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex, United Kingdom

This course provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. Although small, many micro-moths are brightly coloured and distinctive, while others are less easy to identify. This course will help you sort out the different groups, and learn how to find and record them. The course is aimed at anyone with an

£30 – £42

BENHS at Sussex: Collecting and Recording Insects

University of Sussex, Brighton , United Kingdom

I'm leading a session on insect recording (on Sunday 7 May) as part of this weekend-long event organised by BENHS and Sussex University. The event is aimed primarily at student and young entomologists who would like to extend their entomological interests and knowledge, but also more experienced entomologists who are prepared to pass on some

Free

Talk: Marvellous Moths

St Mary's Church Rooms, CHESHAM Upper Room, St Mary's Church Rooms, Church Street CHESHAM Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Moths: contrary to popular opinion, they are fascinating creatures, often brightly coloured, and they won't eat your clothes (with a very few exceptions)! Come to this talk at Chesham and District Natural History Society to find out more.

£1 – £3

Developing your Skills in Entomology

FSC Juniper Hall , United Kingdom

Learn about insects - how to find them, how to identify them, what they can tell us about habitats. Includes visits to Surrey Wildlife Trust nature reserves. Book your place via FSC.

£180 – £240

Focus in on Micro-Moths of Epping Forest

FSC Epping Forest , United Kingdom

This one day course provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. This course will help you sort out the different groups, and learn how to find and record them. This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths.

£35

Soldierflies and allies study day

Oxford University Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom

Soldierflies and allies (including robberflies, bee-flies, horseflies and others) include some of our largest and most colourful insects. Some are easy to find whereas others require dedicated searching, but these flies are within reach of anyone with an interest in insects. Along with the hoverflies they provide an ideal starting point for the study of

£30

Bees, Hoverflies and Flowers: Pollinators and Pollination

Forty Hall Farm Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hill, Enfield, United Kingdom

Bees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects play an enormously important role in natural habitats and agricultural systems alike. This course introduces the insects that play a role in pollination, helping you to recognise them, understand how they interact with flowering plants, and find out how to play your part in conserving them.

£35

Introduction to moths

This course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. Many moths are brightly coloured and distinctive, while others are less easy to identify. This course will help you sort out the different families and groups, and learn how to find and record them. We will demonstrate moth traps, and look for

Introduction to Butterflies in the Chilterns

FSC Amersham , United Kingdom

A wide variety of butterfly species can be found in the attractive grasslands and woodlands of the Chilterns. We will help you recognise the different species, learn how they depend on their habitats, and find out how you can help conserve them.

£37

Introduction to London’s Butterflies

FSC Bushy Park The Stockyard, Bushy Park, London, United Kingdom

Butterflies are beautiful and fascinating creatures, and good indicators of the health of the environment. Around 30 species are resident in London, with others turning up as occasional migrants. This course provides an introduction to butterfly natural history, identification and conservation, using a mix of indoor activities and presentations, plus fieldwork observing butterflies in the

£37

Introduction to Autumn Moths

FSC Amersham , United Kingdom

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

£37

Pantheon workshop

FSC Preston Montford Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

A workshop arranged for the Shropshire Spider Group by the Tomorrow's Biodiversity project. Pantheon (www.brc.ac.uk/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

Discovering Diptera: Flies Under the Microscope

FSC Epping Forest , United Kingdom

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.

£39