Posts Tagged ‘An Inventory of the Invertebrates of Thorne & Hatfield Moors’

Special ‘Festive’ Offer

November 24, 2018

Forget the media hype around ‘Black Friday’ offers, this is a real offer ….

The name of Peter Skidmore to many is synonymous with The Biology of the Muscidae of the World (Series Entomologica), with Diptera and with entomology in general.  Some readers will be aware that he did a great deal of entomological recording on Thorne and Hatfield Moors SSSI.  What readers may not be aware of is that he was also an entomological illustrator.

In 2006 the Forum were proud to be able to publish a number of Peter’s superb illustrations in An Inventory of the Invertebrates of Thorne and Hatfield Moors Following various complimentary comments about the artwork, the Executive commissioned a print run of 100 sets of ten quality art paper prints each signed by the artist Dr Peter Skidmore and offered as a Limited Edition Set.

These Limited Edition Prints were initially offered at £25 and came with a certificate, information on the species illustrated and background information on Peter Skidmore and presented in a folder.

There are a few sets remaining and the Executive are pleased to offer these at just £10 plus postage and packaging at £2.

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So, if you are scratching around for something different for a friend or relative with an interest in natural history then these might be just such a gift?

Please send a cheque made payable to Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum for £12 to THMCF Publications, PO Box 879, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5WU.

Only a few sets remain, so to avoid disappointment make sure that your order can be fulfilled and email first to check availability.


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

July 2, 2013

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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