How to be a curious entomologist

Insects are everywhere.  They are so many, and so varied - fascinating, beautiful, mysterious, bizarre. Through their mind-boggling biodiversity they offer us a window into the ecological complexity of life on Earth, and give us a powerful insight of the workings of the natural world.  But their small size means that they can easily be … Continue reading How to be a curious entomologist

Nice weather for water beetles — not (with thanks to R.Jones)

Reposted here, with kind permission from Bugman Jones One of the delights of entomology is that you can always find insects — any place, any time of day, any time of year. They are so many and so diverse that you can find them everywhere. On Monday 20 June 2016 my thesis, however, was about … Continue reading Nice weather for water beetles — not (with thanks to R.Jones)

Halloween at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

The Friends of Devonshire Road are looking for volunteers to help with Halloween at the reserve, both on the day and before (posters, baking etc.). The last two or three years have seen this becoming a really popular event, they get up to 200 people now, so they need plenty of helpers on the night. … Continue reading Halloween at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

Festival in the Forest

The Friends of Devonshire Road are holding a small but superb music festival at the Nature Reserve, packed with great music, great food and great drink! An afternoon of eclectic music from 6 bands is followed up by four great headline acts; kicking off with the irrepressible Steve ‘Bolts’ Bolton, followed up by country rockers … Continue reading Festival in the Forest