Come and meet us this Sunday at the RES Insect Festival in York

The Royal Entomological Society are holding their biennial Insect Festival this coming Sunday, 7 July at the Yorkshire Museum Gardens and Hospitium (YO30 7DR).  This popular event opens to the public at 10am and runs until 4pm.  This is the third IF and it will be the Forum’s third attendance, no mean feat for an organisation run entirely by volunteers!

So, please do come along and meet us, grab a bargain (mention reading about the offer on the blog and get a copy of An Inventory of the Invertebrates of Thorne & Hatfield Moors plus the essential accompanyment the Index for a mere £5).

Luke Tilley one of the co-organisers along with Julie North have asked us to bring to readers attention also their invitation to

An Evening of Entomology on Saturday 6th July 19.30 – 21.30

Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum

Public talk – Dr Jim Miller (American Museum of Natural History) will talk about the evolution of a fascinating group of tropical moths. Dr Miller is the winner of the J.O. Westwood Medal for excellence in insect taxonomy, awarded by the Royal Entomological Society and Natural History Museum.

Short films – A collection of short films will be shown about some wonderful insects, including beetles, fleas and garden insects.

Insect Question Time – Any questions about insects? A panel of entomologists and scientists will take questions about insects. Why are there so many insect species? How many species do we have in the UK? Come along and bring your questions for the panel to discuss.

So, please do come and meet us, the IF is a great day for all the family and as you will see from the programme of events and organisations attending that there’s plenty for amateurs, professionals and families alike.

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