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
Lecture: “Back from the Brink Project”3rd February 2018 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Caroline Kelly Caroline works at “Plantlife” and manages the project “Adding Diversity to Dorset’s Heaths”. She will talk about the local species which “Back from the Brink” project is seeking to save.
Lecture: “Little Creatures Enlarged”20th March 2018 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Mark Spencer A Magnified View of the Tiny Life that Surrounds Us. Mark is our Chair of Entomology and has been a keen observer for 50 years of the microscopic insect life that surrounds us unseen.
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 […]