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Check here regularly for updates on workshops, publication deadlines and more.

Please note that BWARS is not responsible for any aspect of events that are run by other organisations or individuals. For events not organised by BWARS, details must be checked with the event organiser in case of alterations to costings, timings, dates and venues.

Vespoid Wasp Identification with Microscopes - Bushy Park

Mon 15, August 2022 10:00 - 16:00

The social wasps most familiar to us, sometimes called yellowjackets, belong to the superfamily Vespoidea. This group is however far more varied than one might expect with around 50 species recorded in Britain. Join our expert wasp tutor to capture, examine and identify vespoid wasps to species by examining key morphological characters in the field and under a microscope.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

Bee Genera Identification with Microscopes - FSC Bishops Wood

Tue 16, August 2022 10:00 - 16:00

With around 270 species of bee across 29 genera found in the UK there are a number of species that require microscopic examination in order to reliably identify them to species. This 2-day course will provide you with the skills you need to be able to start identifying bees to genus using a microscope.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

Ant Identification with Microscopes - FSC Bishops Wood

Tue 23, August 2022 10:00 - Wed 24, August 2022 16:00

Ants are some of the most ubiquitous insects in the world and are found on every continent apart from Antarctica. There are around 60 ant species in Britain, several of which require microscopic examination in order to reliably identify to species. Join us to take your ant identification skills to the next level.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

Identifying and Recording Ants - Juniper Hall

Fri 02, September 2022 18:00 - Sun 04, September 2022 16:00

This residential course incorporates everything you need to know to be able to accurately identify and record British ants to species.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes - Bishops Wood

Tue 06, September 2022 10:00 - 16:00

Solitary wasps are a diverse group, with thousands of species in the UK alone. They are often brightly coloured, making them a delight to look at- but with such diversity species level identifications can be difficult. Join our expert tutor to learn more about solitary wasps, and gain the skills needed to identify them to family ,genus and species level.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

Social Wasp ID with Microscopes - Bishops Wood

Wed 07, September 2022 10:00 - 16:00

Social wasps belong to the family Vespidae.  Although this family contains over 4000 species worldwide, only around 8 of these species are regularly found in the UK. Identification involves using their colour markings on the face and body to get to species. Join our expert tutor to learn more about social wasps, and gain the skills needed to identify them to species level.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

BWARS AGM online

18 September 2022

The BWARS 2022 AGM and Members' Weekend will be held online Sunday 18th Sept 2022

 

Identifying and Recording Ants - Preston Montford

Fri 23, September 2022 18:00 - Sun 25, September 2022 16:00

This residential course incorporates everything you need to know to be able to accurately identify and record British ants to species.

 

Field Studies Council course - full details here

Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes 1 - Bushy Park

Tue 11, October 2022 10:00 - 16:00

Solitary wasps are a diverse group, with thousands of species in the UK alone. They are often brightly coloured, making them a delight to look at – but with such diversity species level identifications can be difficult. Join our expert tutor to learn more about solitary wasps, and gain the skills needed to identify them to family, genus and species level.

Field Studies Council course - full details here

Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes 2 - Bushy Park

Wed 12, October 2022 10:00 - 16:00

Solitary wasps are a diverse group, with thousands of species in the UK alone. They are often brightly coloured, making them a delight to look at – but with such diversity species level identifications can be difficult. Join our expert tutor to learn more about solitary wasps, and gain the skills needed to identify them to family, genus and species level.

Field Studies Council course - full details here