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#1 2017-01-01 15:32:20

Judy Webb
Name: Judith Webb
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Forthcoming events calendar 2017 for all interested in flies

Here is a list of all the good events you might enjoy to further your fly interest this year. I am so impressed by the number of courses dedicated members of the Forum are running to enable people to learn how to identify flies.  We are lucky to have these folk as skilled teachers to pass on their love of flies. Do sign yourself up to a course or two - they will all be good! At the bottom of the list you will see two local fly groups you could join.   Judy

October 2016. 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 

October 2016, DF Autumn Field Meeting. Contact Roger Morris: syrphid58@gmail.com

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.

25-26  November 2017,  DF AGM, Dipterists Day and Indoor Meeting. Liverpool Museum. Check DF Bulletin for details.

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


2025 November 2018.   9th International Congress of Dipterology is scheduled to take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 2530 November 2018. The link is: http://icd9.co.za/ .

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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