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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
25 February, Devon Fly Group winter workshop, 10.30am onwards. A chance to show photos, give short talk on something related to flies, show exhibits, etc. There will be a short session on identifying dixids and thaumaleids. Venue: Devon Wildlife Trust's reserve base at Woodah Farm near Doddiscombleigh in the Teign valley (SX847867, EX6 7PR). Contact Martin Drake (01460 2206650, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
25 March 2017 BENHS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address. Oxford University Museum of Natural History. See http://www.benhs.org.uk
20 May 2017 Identifying hoverflies, Bishops Wood FSC (Worcs), Tutor: Nigel Jones - http://www.field-studies-council.org/in … 66278.aspx
25-28 May 2017 DF Spring Field meeting based around sites in Northampton. Anyone will be able to attend on any or all of those dates, and those wishing to come should book their own accommodation. Further details from Membs. Sec. John Showers.
26-28 May 2017 Developing your skills in entomology, Juniper Hall FSC (Surrey), Tutor: Martin Harvey (introduction to entomology in general, will include some Diptera) - http://www.field-studies-council.org/in … s/2017/jh-(1)/developing-your-skills-in-entomology-66461.aspx
10 - 16 June 2017, DF Summer Field meeting. Snowdonia National Park. Venue: the National Park Studies Centre - Plas Tan y Bwlch http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/study-centre . Book now to secure a place. Further details in separate website post and in the Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 DF Bulletins.
24 June 2017 Bees, hoverflies and flowers: pollinators and pollination. Epping Forest FSC (north London). Tutor: Martin Harvey - http://www.field-studies-council.org/in … 66519.aspx
3 July 2017 Introduction to hoverflies, Flatford Mill FSC (Suffolk). Tutor: John Biglin - http://www.field-studies-council.org/in … s/2017/fm-(1)/introduction-to-hoverflies-66382.aspx
8 July 2017 Introducing hoverflies, Epping Forest FSC (north London).Tutor: Roger Payne, http://www.field-studies-council.org/in … 66551.aspx
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: email@example.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
20–25 November 2018. 9th International Congress of Dipterology is scheduled to take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 25–30 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Devon Fly Group will be holding regular field meetings throughout the year. Contact Martin Drake (01460 2206650, email: email@example.com).
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