We are delighted to announce the return of Shropshire Ento Day, which is the 13th Shropshire Entomology Day.

This day will include regional and local presenters telling us what fabulous invertebrates we have on our doorsteps and what projects exist that you can get involved with. To date, we have enlisted a line-up of fantastic speakers which you can see below.

  • Dr Erica McAlister, Principal Curator (Flies and Fleas) Natural History Museum.
  • Pete Boardman – Dipterist and Natural England Field Unit Entomologist
  • Dr Heather Campbell – University lecturer and Ant specialist
  • Sue Rees-Evans – Shropshire Dragonfly County Recorder
  • Ian Cheeseborough – Shropshire Bees and Wasps County Recorder
  • Josie Bridges – Natur Am Byth!
  • Clare Boyes – Montgomery Bees and Wasps County Recorder

Attendees are encouraged to bring any specimens they would like to ask about. We will have local and national experts on many taxa including Diptera, Arachnida, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Dermaptera, Orthoptera and more. Please bring along any old or now unwanted entomological books you would like to sell.

The £10 attendance fee includes tea, coffee and biscuits in the morning and tea, coffee and cake in the afternoon. Please bring your own lunch.

Example Timetable

The day will start at 10:00. Registration for attendees is from 10:00 - 10:25.
The day will finish at 16:00.

Example Timetable

10:00 - 10:25 - Registration

Talks:

  • Dr Erica McAlister, Principal Curator (Flies and Fleas) Natural History Museum.
  • Pete Boardman - Dipterist and Natural England Field Unit Entomologist
  • Heather Campbell - University lecturer and Ant specialist
  • Sue Rees-Evans - Shropshire Dragonfly County Recorder

Lunch, networking and book sales. Please bring your own lunch.

  • Exhibitors include Field Studies Council Publications, Natur am Byth! and ArthroPod

Talks:

  • Ian Cheeseborough - Shropshire Bees and Wasps County Recorder
  • Josie Bridges - Natur Am Byth!
  • Clare Boyes - Montgomery Bees and Wasps County Recorder

Informal networking session, consultations and collections.

  • The collections, book sales and exhibitions will be open
  • There will be microscopes set up with consulting entomologists and peers

16:00 Event finishes

 

Chair: Sue Dancey

Organisers and helpers: Charlie Bell, Clare Boyes, Tom Hayek, Maria Justamond, Nigel Jones, David W and Sarah Whild.

Sponsors and supporters:  Thanks go to our speakers and exhibitors and to Preston Montford Field Centre and SEDN for financial support and encouragement.

Before You Attend

Getting There

Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury SY4 1DX
Direct enquiries: 01743 852040 (Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm)

  • By Road: From the A5, take the roundabout exit signposted to Mid-Wales and Welshpool (A458). One mile along this road, turn right onto B4473, we are located on the left after approx ½ mile.
  • By Bus or Train: Shrewsbury stations.

Refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Opportunities to attend this course

This course is not currently available to book. Dates will follow soon.

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