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May 2018

Stover Country Park (Entomology Section)

27 May 2018 at 10:00 am
Stover Country Park, SX833751
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG

This is one of the prime Dragonfly sites in Devon and the focus will be on local specialities: Hairy Dragonfly and Downy Emerald. Optional visit to private ponds nearby after lunch to look for…

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June 2018

Moth trapping at Warleigh Point (Entomology Section)

1 June 2018 at 9:00 pm
Warleigh Point, SX450608
Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SL

Meet at the venue at 9:00pm and see what is attracted to the traps. If the weather looks unsettled please contact the leader by 6:30pm to check the event is still happening. Leader: Barry…

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July 2018

Whiddon Deer Park (Entomology Section)

21 July 2018 at 10:00 am

Whiddon Deer Park is one of the Devon’s best parkland sites for veteran trees and we expect to see some interesting saproxylic (wood-eating) species. Meet and leave vehicles at Whiddon Farm NT Ranger Base…

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August 2018

Teigngrace DWT Reserve (Entomology Section)

18 August 2018 at 10:30 am

A visit to the new Teigngrace DWT Reserve in the Bovey Basin. Situated on the Wray Valley trail and adjacent to the A38. Access is on foot over the footbridge. SX838763, TQ12 6LW. Leader…

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September 2018

Spider Identification Workshop (Entomology Section)

29 September 2018 at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

Spiders are our newest order to the Entomology Section (with honorary insect status) and the Devon Recorder, Matt Prince, will lead this practical session on starting to identify spiders. Specimens will be provided as…

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October 2018

Art, illusion and wing patterns of butterflies and moths (Entomology Section)

20 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

An illustrated talk by Professor Philip Howse. The visual world of animals is very different from ours and insectivores see images in the wings of butterflies and moths that we cannot see unless we…

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January 2019

AGM (Entomology Section)

19 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The AGM will be followed by ‘Moths to the flame – eyes, light, decline’, an illustrated talk by Dr Adrian Spalding on how light affects our nocturnal Lepidoptera.

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