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Beginners Bumblebee Ecology & Identification course

The Short-haired Bumblebee Project (Bombus subterraneus) is running a beginners bumblebee ecology and identification course on 8th April at RSPB Dungeness. The course costs £12 and runs from 10-3pm.

Booking is essential so please email the course leader, Dr. Nikki Gammans to book your place. Joining instructions will be provided on booking:

nikki.gammans[at]bumblebeeconservation.org

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08 April 2018

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Sun, 08/04/2018

wasp identification photos

During my identification and learning process (never ends!) I took photos of the bits of wasp specimens which were alluded to in the key(s), mostly first and last below, to help me understand what was meant:

Yeo P.F. & Corbett S.A. 1983 Solitary Wasps. Naturalist's Handbooks 3 CUP
Richards O.W. 1980 Scolioidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea RES.
and worth every penny for the clear illustrations and descriptions:
Lomholdt O. 1984 The Sphecidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Brill (publisher, not a comment on how good I think it is!)

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BWARS AGM and Members’ weekend 2017

Secretary: Catherine M. Jones (catherinemjones7@gmail.com)

The BWARS Committee invite all our members to join us at the World Museum Liverpool on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October for the BWARS AGM and member’s weekend.

The BWARS members’ weekend is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and it is mainly informal and informative, with the official business conducted on Sunday morning at the AGM.

BWARS AGM and Members’ weekend 2017

Secretary: Catherine M. Jones (catherinemjones7@gmail.com)

 

The BWARS Committee invite all our members to join us at the World Museum Liverpool on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October for the BWARS AGM and member’s weekend.

The BWARS members’ weekend is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and it is mainly informal and informative, with the official business conducted on Sunday morning at the AGM.

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Saturday & Sunday 21 & 22 October 2017

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Sat, 21/10/2017

The Pollinator Monitoring Scheme

The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) continues in 2018

The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) has been set up to gather additional evidence to inform research and conservation of the insects that provide such an important service. BWARS is supporting PoMS, which is a partnership of a wide range of conservation and research organisations.

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Bombus lapidarius Photo: CEH/Martin Harvey

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PoMS is part of the UK Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership, co-ordinated by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). It is jointly funded by Defra, the Welsh and Scottish Governments, JNCC and project partners, including CEH, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, British Trust for Ornithology, Hymettus, the University of Reading and University of Leeds. PoMS aims to provide much-needed data on the state of the UK’s insect pollinators, especially wild bees and hoverflies, and the role they fulfil in supporting farming and wildlife. Defra project BE0125/ NEC06214: Establishing a UK Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership.

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