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: Insects Associated with Blackberry, Ivy and Privet.19th January 2019 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Mark Spencer Another Look at Insects that Use Specific Common Plants, this trio often regarded as weeds. Mark has reared and studied many insects, over the last 50 years and is Chair of Entomology
Lecture: Wilding of Knepp Estate5th February 2019 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Isabella Tree The Knepp project has become a leading light for conservation in the UK, demonstrating how letting nature take the driving seat can restore both the land its wildlife. The story of rewilding Knepp challenges conventional ideas about our past and present landscape and points the way to a wilder richer future – […]
Lecture: How to Own A Beautiful Garden Full of Insects and Wildlife12th February 2019 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Mark Spence A Look at How to Make our Gardens into Attractive Wildlife Sanctuaries. Mark has now spent 50 years as an Amateur Entomologist and is our present chair of that section.