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Judy Webb
Name: Judith Webb
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Forthcoming events of interest to Dipterists 2014-2015

11-18 July 2015, DF Summer Field Meeting to Nottingham area.  Derbyshire Dales and Sherwood Forest within reach. Accommodation in Nottingham University. 20 places booked, deposit of  £50 required to secure a place. Contact Roger Morris for details (7 Vine Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, email: roger.morris@dsl.pipex.com)

2-4 September 2015,  RES  Ento '15 "Insect Ecosystem Services"  Annual National Science Meeting and International Symposium. Venue: Trinity College Dublin

3rd October 2015, AES Annual Exhibition and Trade Fair, Kempton Park, London Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ, UK. DF will have a publicity stand and publications for sale. See www.amentsoc.org 

10-17 October 2015, DF Autumn Field Meeting to New Forest and Isle of Purbeck. A two-centre trip, based partly in Bournemouth and partly in Swanage. It is intended to use this opportunity to make a serious effort to record the New Forest, which has not been intensively visited for many years. The Swanage base allows access to Isle of  Purbeck. Contact Roger Morris for details (7 Vine Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, email: roger.morris@dsl.pipex.com).

November 2015,  BENHS  Annual Exhibition and Dinner Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL. See http://www.benhs.org.uk/

(Provisionally) 21-22 November 2015, Dipterists Day and AGM,   Birmingham Details TBC.


February 2016, the DF identification workshop is planned to cover the families Sarcophagidae, Calliphoridae & Rhinophoridae.

Throughout the Year:

BENHS Dinton Pastures Open Days in the Pelham-Clinton Building, Hurst, Reading. Open 10:30-16:00 on second and fourth Sunday in each month except April to September when only on the second Sunday of each month (except for August when there are no Open Days). We encourage you to bring along your pinned flies and use the Diptera Collections and library for identification.  Other Dipterists are usually present meaning good chat and assistance with identifications may be possible. The grid reference for Dinton Pastures is SU 784718, turn left off the B3030 driving North from Winnersh. The site is about 15 minutes walk from Winnersh station, which has trains running on a half-hourly service from Reading and Waterloo. See: www.benhs.org.uk   

The Northants and Peterborough Diptera Group hold meetings every weekend from end of April until sometime in September/October. Contact John Showers on: showersjohn@gmail.com
The Devon Fly Group will be holding regular field meetings throughout the year. Contact Martin Drake (01460 2206650, martindrake2@gmail.com).

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