A number of identification courses are on offer this year, teaching identification of Orthoptera by sight and sound. Please keep an eye on this page for current details, and please post details of any courses not listed here or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know of any additional courses not listed here, please add them to this forum yourself or email details to email@example.com .
If no suitable course is listed below and you would like an identification course to be organised in your area, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to arrange one. Alternatively, if you are willing to pay and have a group of at least 5 interested people you may be able to book a course with www.projectfred.co.uk/procourse/grasshopperid.html
Current courses for 2013:
Sunday 28th July 2013, 10:30-3:30 – Warwickshire Orthoptera identification workshop
With Gary Farmer. This workshop will be held at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 3GW. Map reference SP 386 761. For details please see http://worcestershireorthoptera.weebly.com/news.html and www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2013/07/28/orthoptera-workshop
Friday 2nd August 2013, 10:00-4:00 - Introduction to grasshoppers, crickets and earwigs
Workshop at the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford, Ireland
With Dr Eugenie Regan. Level: Beginner.
To register please visit www.biodiversityireland.ie/home-page/event-registration/?ee=26
Saturday 3rd August 2013, 11:00-5:30 – Grasshoppers and related Insects identification course at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
With Björn Beckmann or Peter Sutton. There will be an indoor course and a walk into the nearby meadows. Further details to be confirmed, please check www.orthoptera.org.uk/Recording/index.php?q=node/760. If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com .
Sunday 4th August 2013, 11:00-5:30 – Grasshoppers and related Insects identification course at the Natural History Museum, London
With Björn Beckmann or Peter Sutton. The course will be held in the Angela Marmont Centre in the new Darwin Centre of the Natural History Museum. Further details to be confirmed, please check www.orthoptera.org.uk/Recording/index.php?q=node/760 . If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Saturday 10th August 2013 – Grasshoppers and related Insects identification course at the Field Studies Council in Preston Montford
With Björn Beckmann or Peter Sutton. The workshop will be held at Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1DX. Further details to be confirmed, please check www.orthoptera.org.uk/Recording/index.php?q=node/760 . If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com .
Wednesday 21st and Saturday 24th August 2013 – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Grasshoppers and Bush-crickets identification course
With Adrian Hickman. There will be an indoor evening session on 21st August and a field trip on 24th August. For details and to book: www.hiwwt.org.uk/courses.php/148/grasshoppers-and-bush-crickets-21-and-24-aug
Saturday, 31st August 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm – Grasshopper and Cricket course at Greenham Common, Berkshire
With Adrian Hickman. Indoor morning session at Slater Centre, Newbury, West Berks, RG19 6HA, and outdoor afternoon session on Greenham Common. Booking essential: http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2013/08/31/dys-grasshoppers-and-crickets
Saturday 28th September 2013, 10:00am - Grasshoppers & Crickets Workshop at Chilcomb House, Winchester, Hampshire
With Bryan Pinchen and Christine Taylor. Indoor morning session, and (weather permitting) outdoors in the afternoon in the grounds of Chilcomb House. For details and to book see http://hantsweb-staging.hants.gov.uk/events/searcheventslisting/eventsde....
Directions to Chilcomb House: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/museum-finder/about-museumservice/map-ch...