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Judy Webb
Name: Judith Webb
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Events Calendar for 2019 for all interested in Flies

15 - 17 February 2019, DF Advanced Identification Workshop.  Families: Empidids and Hybotids. Tutored by Nigel Jones and Stephen Hewitt. Preston Montford Field Studies Centre, Shrewsbury. Details & booking on FSC website: http://www.field-studies-council.org/prestonmontford 

02 March 2019,  BENHS workshop ‘An introduction to Craneflies’ with Pete Boardman at Dinton Pastures . see http://www.benhs.org.uk/event/introduct … tipulidae/

02 March 2019 Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair, 10:30-4pm. A host of recording societies will be in attendance raising awareness of invertebrate conservation and recording. The event is very family friendly with most stalls being interactive including learning how to identify flies and other insects. Also, indoor pond dipping, artificial rot hole pond dipping, children's book readings of 'Little Worm's adventures'. There is also a series of talks throughout the day. Cafe on site, free entry and free parking. The event is on facebook https://www.facebook.com/staffsbugfest/  and twitter @sisf_2019  Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, ST4 2DF. 

16 March 2019 BENHS weekend training workshop ‘An introduction to parasitic flies’ with Chris Raper and Matt Smith at Dinton Pastures. Details: https://www.amentsoc.org/events/listings/0967/

30th March 2019: BENHS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address. It is hoped this can be at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. See www.benhs.org.uk

31 March 2019. Workshop on writing keys, with Martin Ebejer, at Dinton Pastures. Details to follow. Expressions of interest to Tony Irwin ( dr.tony.irwin@gmail.com ).

22-29 June DF Summer Field meeting to Central Scotland based at Stirling. Cost £342 for the week. Book through the DF website.

06 July 2019 Picture Wing Flies identification workshop. Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants.   Ring Haw Field Station, Yarwell, Northants. https://www.dipterists.org.uk/events/pi … n-workshop

4 October 2019 Tanyptera Project workshop ‘Advanced Mosquito Identification’ with Thom Dallimore. World Museum Liverpool, L3 8EW. See http://www.northwestinvertebrates.org.u … workshops/ for further details.

18 October 2019 Tanyptera Project workshop ‘An Introduction to the Identification of Dolichopodidae Flies’ with Martin Drake. World Museum Liverpool. See http://www.northwestinvertebrates.org.u … workshops/ for further details.

5 (6 .a.c web site) October 2019 AES Annual Exhibition and Trade Fair, Kempton Park, London Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ, UK. DF will have a publicity stand and some nice flies on show plus publications for sale. See https://www.amentsoc.org/events/exhibitions.html 

2 November 2019  BENHS Annual Exhibition and Dinner, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL , from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm.. See http://www.benhs.org.uk/event/annual-exhibition-2019/ (The AES page says 6 October, but previously on a Saturday)  Bring your best fly exhibits for the Diptera table.

9 & 10 November 2019  DF AGM, Dipterists Day and Indoor Meeting. Cardiff Museum. Details TBA.
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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