The Society has extensive collections of butterflies and moths from both the UK and abroad, with smaller collections of other insect groups, such as dragonflies and beetles. We have regular, well illustrated talks, throughout the year and field trips and mothings at local sites, through the summer months.
Upcoming Insects events
Joint Field Meeting with Butterfly Conservation, Martin Down Nature Reserve22nd July 2018 at 10.30am-3.30pm
Leader: Mark Spencer Martin Down Nature Reserve, SU 037201 Meet at the car park off the A354 Salisbury to Blandford road. The walk we will take will be on the flat, no steep slopes, though the paths may be a little rough and stony. We will first walk over the Chalk Downland site returning to […]
Lecture: Some Insects Associated with Grasses, Stinging Nettles and Bird’s Foot Trefoil11th September 2018 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Mark Spencer Looking at some Insect Life Histories that use specific Plants, part 2.
Entomology Field Meeting – Martin Down12th August 2018 at 10.30am-3.30pm
Leader: Mark Spencer Martin Down Nature Reserve. SP6 3LB OS Map 118. 057 192 Meet at the top of Sillens Lane, accessed through the village, off the triangular green. The walk we will take, will be on a steady rise over the chalk grassland and we will take lunch half way around the site. Then […]
Lecture: President’s Address postponed. No Talk on Saturday 3rd MarchMarch 2, 2018
Unfortunately, the President’s Address has had to be postponed until a future date due to current adverse weather conditions. There will be no talk on Saturday 3rd March.
Insect Report 2013January 2, 2013
BNSS ENTOMOLOGY. LECTURES 2013. January29th. Some more insects in winter. A talk by the societies chairman about how many of our local insects spend the winter months, including those that hibernate and others that are very active at this time of year. February 16th. A simplified introduction to Entomology. A simple view, of the complex […]
Insects Report 2012January 1, 2012
BNSS. 2012 LECTURES. January 10th. Insects in winter. Mark Spencer. February 21st. New forest insects. Paul Brock. March 31st. Insects of the Sumatran rainforest. Jonathon McGowan. April 24th. Spiders and their lives. Simon Moore. June 26th. Some invertebrates of India. Jonathon McGowan. June 30th. Some insects at Martin Down. Mark Spencer. August 4th. Insects and […]
Insect Report 2011January 26, 2011
RECENT WORK AT THE BNSS. I am pleased to report that quite a lot has been achieved with Entomology at the BNSS during the last 12 months. Ben Limburn has done an immense amount of work to help preserve the large collections, from the ravages of pests such as the Museum Beetle, by tirelessly rotating […]