Creepy crawlies…

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.

Orange Tip butterfly
Species List for Field Trips 2016

Upcoming Insects events

Field Meeting: Down Farm

27th May 2018 at 10.30am-3.30pm

DOWN FARM Field Meeting ST 999 149 Leadr : Bryan Popple Field Trip to look at Archaeology, Botany, History, Wildlife ecology, conservation etc. Turn off the A354 signposted Wimborne St Giles. Continue a short distance along this road. Take the tarmac lane on the right (signposted ‘Down Farm’). The farm is past the cottages on […]

Lecture: Moths by Families; why a Hawk or a Tiger?

23rd June 2018 at 2.30pm

Speaker: Mark Spencer Mark is the BNSS Chair of Entomology and has studied insects for 52 Years. As a start for National Entomology Week: looking at the different families of Moths and their characteristics.

Entomology Field Meeting: Cerne Abbas

24th June 2018 at 10.30am

Cerne Abbas Village Hall Car Park (and Picnic site) Kettle Road DT27GY. ST663014. Leader: Mark Spencer The car park is outside the village near to the hall and close to the Giant viewpoint. There are some very steep slopes on this site but we should be following the path around, but not for the unfit! […]

Lecture: Summer Flowers and Insects at Martin Down.

26th June 2018 at 7.30pm

Speaker: Mark Spencer Mark is Chair of Entomology at the BNSS and has been an Amateur Entomologist for 52 years. A look at this Famous Local Nature Reserve and some of the Flora and Fauna it has to offer in the Summer months.

Entomology Workshop: Meet the Livestock: Discuss the pros and cons of captive breeding of arthropods, insects, spiders etc.

27th June 2018 at 7.00-9.00pm

Leader: Mark Spencer This is in house at the BNSS and an EVENING EVENT to allow for people who would otherwise be at work or school if it was in the afternoon. If you are nervous around live creatures (despite how many legs) either let us know on the day, or give this one a […]