National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00
This event is being organised jointly by the British Entomological & Natural History Society's "Saproxylics Group" and the "Bucks. Invertebrate Group". The BENHS Saproxylic Group aims to bring together people with an interest in the natural history of deadwood invertebrates.
REGISTRATION: to help with planning the day it would be useful if would-be attendees could please register by e-mail at email@example.com, preferably by Monday 18 June.
LOCATION: The main (Main Common) car park, off Lord Mayor's Drive, Nr Farnham Common, Bucks.
DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions see the website given below. The post code (café) is SL2 3PS.
TIME: 10:00 for 10:30 prompt start.
LEADERS: Keith Alexander and Jon Cole (Martin Albertini for the moth trapping).
Burnham Beeches is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), National Nature Reserve (NNR) and European Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The reserve is owned and managed by the City of London Corporation and is a public amenity area. Further information and a downloadable site map are available at
To attend this event please register in advance.
Mainly woodland and open scrub and pasture but some off-path situations will arise. Some steep inclines and rugged paths.
Appropriate footwear required especially if wet. Many paths are wheelchair accessible but some desirable areas for investigation may not be.
Insects can have interesting mating behaviours including specific calls, movements and gifts.