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September 2018

Spider Identification Workshop (Entomology Section)

Sat. 29 September 2018 at 10:30 am
The Kenn Centre, SX 914 866
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)

Sat. 20 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX 914 866
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 2019 (Entomology Section)

Sat. 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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March 2019

Fly Migration (Entomology Section)

Sat. 16 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX 914 866
Kennford, Devon

The latest studies into this little known subject will be explained in this illustrated talk by Will Hawkes who has been carrying out cutting-edge research.

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May 2019

Visit to Halsdon Wood (Entomology Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 10:00 am

Halsdon Wood is a Devon Wildlife Trust Site. Meet at Ashwell carpark at the north end of the reserve SS554130. Bring packed lunch. This is a joint meeting with the Devon Fly group and…

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Visit to Green Haven (Entomology Section)

Sat. 18 May 2019 at 10:30 am

A visit to Green Haven, Ilsington. This is a small private nature reserve belonging to our member Helen Heathman who has kindly opened it up to us. Park on the side of the road…

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June 2019

Wheatland Farm (Botany & Entomology Sections)

Sun. 9 June 2019 at 11:00 am

 As well as providing holiday accommodation, the 21-acre Wheatland Farm at Winkleigh is managed for wildlife, and includes the 7-acre Popehouse Moor SSSI. The Botany Section last visited in 2009, so it will be…

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Moth trapping in New England Wood (Entomology Section)

Fri. 14 June 2019 at 9:00 pm

Leader: Barry Henwood 01626 364080. New England Wood is at SX 597543. Nearest postcode is PL7 5BA. From the A38 at the Lee Mill junction, following signs to Yealmpton. After approximately a mile at…

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Moth trapping in the Dart Valley (Entomology Section)

Fri. 21 June 2019 at 9:00 pm

Leader: Barry Henwood (01626 364080). Dart Valley Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve. Meet at Newbridge car park SX711708, nearest post code TQ13 7NT. There will be a walk before it gets dark then moth trapping…

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July 2019

Visit to Bystock Ponds (Entomology Section)

Sat. 13 July 2019

A visit to Bystock Ponds Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve. This reserve has only been owned by the DWT since 2016 and is part of the East Devon Pebble Bed Heaths. Perhaps better known for…

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August 2019

Visit to Prewley Moor (Entomology Section)

Sun. 4 August 2019 at 10:00 am

A visit to Prewley Moor, near Okehampton. Leader Dave Smallshire. This is a joint meeting with the British Dragonfly Society (Devon Group) to look for Southern Damselfly, Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Keeled Skimmer at an…

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September 2019

Beetle ID Workshop 1 (Entomology Section)

Sat. 14 September 2019 at 10:30 am
The Kenn Centre, SX 914 866
Kennford, Devon

This beetle identification workshop will focus on Carabidae. The Coleoptera are a huge order with over 4,000 species occurring in the UK but the Carabidae or Ground Beetles are much more manageable with only…

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