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#1 2017-08-03 09:47:09

Judy Webb
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Forthcoming events calendar 2017-2018 for all interested in flies

30 September 2017. 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 

4 November 2017.   BENHS Annual Exhibition and Dinner, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL. See http://www.benhs.org.uk  . Bring your best fly exhibits for the Diptera table.

16 &17th November 2017 NBN Conference 2017 "Data - what is it good for?" National Museum Cardiff UK Awards for biological recording & information sharing. We will be announcing the winners of the UK Awards for Biological Recording & Information Sharing at a special ceremony on the Thursday evening.  Don't forget to book your place when registering for the Conference if you wish to join us.

25 & 26 November 2017,  DF AGM, Dipterists Day and Indoor Meeting. Liverpool World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool,  L3 8EN.

2 December 2017,  Discovering Diptera: flies under the microscope, Epping Forest FSC (north London) Tutor:  Martin Harvey - http://www.field-studies-council.org/in … 66530.aspx

9 December 2017, Light-trapped insects - going beyond the moths, BENHS workshop led by M Harvey.  Light traps are most widely used for attracting moths, but a wide range of other insects come to light as well, including craneflies, caddisflies, beetles (especially dung, ground, water and burying beetles), water bugs, lacewings and wasps. By learning to recognise at least a few of these other insects moth-trappers can make significant contributions to the recording schemes for other groups. This workshop will focus on the non-moth species that are most frequently seen in and around moth traps, providing guidance on how to identify them and what resources are available. Please bring along your specimens and photos of any light-trapped insects as long as they aren't moths!Venue Dinton Pastures. See:  www.benhs.org.uk 


2018

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 http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/visiting/whatson.htm . 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

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 Stellenbosch, South Africa,. 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).

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#2 2017-08-09 11:36:38

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
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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

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