The Society for the study of flies (Diptera)

Affiliated to the British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS)

You are not logged in.

  • Index
  •  » News
  •  » Forthcoming events calendar 2017-2018 for all interested in flies

#1 2017-08-03 09:47:09

Judy Webb
Name: Judith Webb
Registered: 2008-02-21
Posts: 422

Forthcoming events calendar 2017-2018 for all interested in flies


20 & 21 January 2018, from 10- 6pm daily.   Beginners course in fly identification. Tutors John & Barbara Ismay and Jann Billker. Participants will be limited to 12,  cost GBP 60. Venue OUMNH , bookings possible via the museum, from some time in October, the link is See http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/visiting/whatson.htm#SE. The participants will learn to identify flies (Diptera) to family and they will also get a more than 100 page handout the Dipterists Forum draft key.

16 - 18  February 2018, DF Advanced Identification Workshop.  Families: Difficult Larger Brachycera and Anthomyiidae. Tutored by Martin Harvey, Howard Bentley and Philip Brighton. Preston Montford Field Studies Centre, Shrewsbury. Details on FSC website: http://www.field-studies-council.org/prestonmontford

3 March 2018, Introduction to Craneflies workshop. Tutor Pete Boardman. BENHS Dinton Pastures, Hurst, Reading. See http://www.benhs.org.uk

3 March 2018, Staffs Invertebrate Science Fair. Contact Andy Jukes,  @ConopsEnto

3 March 2018  Introduction to Flies workshop, 10:00-4:00.  Tutor Martin Harvey for Sussex Wildlife Trust,  Woods Mill, Shoreham Rd, Henfield BN5 9S. For fees and booking details see https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/what … s-03032018 

10 March 2018, Tachinidae identification workshop. Tutors Matt Smith and Chris Raper. BENHS Dinton Pastures, Hurst, Reading. See http://www.benhs.org.uk

24 March 2018 BENHS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address. Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford . See http://www.benhs.org.uk
12 May 2018 Bees, hoverflies and flowers: pollinators and pollination, Tutor Martin Harvey  - Bishops Wood (near Kidderminster). Field Studies Council.

23- ? June 2018,  DF Summer Field meeting based at Staffordshire University.

30 June 2018 Bees, hoverflies and flowers: pollinators and pollination, Tutor Martin Harvey - Bushy Park, south-west London. Field studies Council.

2025 November 2018.   9th International Congress of Dipterology is scheduled to take place in Windhoek, Namibia (note change of venue). See website : (http://icd9.co.za/)

1 December 2018 Discovering Diptera: Flies under the Microscope, Tutor Martin Harvey  - Epping Forest. Field Studies Council.

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. See:  northantsdiptera.blogspot.co.uk or contact John Showers on email: showersjohn@gmail.com
The Devon Fly Group will be holding regular field meetings throughout the year. Contact Martin Drake (01460 2206650, email: martindrake2@gmail.com).

Last edited by Judy Webb (2017-12-17 16:46:52)



#2 2017-08-09 11:36:38

Name: Darwyn Sumner
Registered: 2008-02-20
Posts: 360

Re: Forthcoming events calendar 2017-2018 for all interested in flies

Linnean Society event 7th September 2017:
https://www.linnean.org/meetings-and-ev … ng-extinct
What is the future for biological surveys?
Are specialists for key taxa at risk of becoming extinct?

Darwyn Sumner
DF Bulletin Editor, Scheme Organiser: Stilt & Stalk Flies


  • Index
  •  » News
  •  » Forthcoming events calendar 2017-2018 for all interested in flies

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
© Copyright 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson