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Events Archive 2012

28 January Wiltshire Wildlife Trust River Monitoring Scheme AGM 2012, Langford Lakes. Guest speakers including Dr Cyril Bennett and RP Chair Paul Knight.

9 February Ballinderry Riverfly Team meeting. 7.30pm Ballinderry Fish Hatchery, Orritor Road, Cookstown. Coordinated by Mark Horton.

3 March Welsh Fly Fair, Pontardawe Leisure Centre, Swansea. Visit Dai Roberts at The Riverfly Partnership stand. DR

10 March AMI workshop with the Rosset & Gresford Fly Fishing Club, funded by Awards for All. Coordinated by Howard Stevens. DR

10 March The fifth Tayside Recorder’s Day. The McManus: Dundee’s art gallery and museum. Louis Kitchen will be discussing riverfly recording and the AMI. LK

24 March AMI workshop with the Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust on the River Pefferey, funded by Awards for All. Coordinated by Meryl Norris. LK

27-28 March Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) course: Identifying freshwater invertebrates, FBA Windemere, Cumbria. Tutor: FBA Director Mike Dobson, Cost: £210; early bird rate £195; FBA member £185. Tel. 01539 442468 or email info@fba.org.uk

31 March AMI workshop with the Six Mile Water Trust on the Six Mile Water, funded by Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Coordinated by Jim Gregg. LK

24 April Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) Annual Meeting of the membership. RP operates through the S&TA.

28 & 29 April AMI workshops with Carmarthenshire Rivers Trust, funded by Awards for All. Coordinated by Brian Jones. DR

28 April AMI workshop with the River Wharfe AMI Group on the River Wharfe. Coordinated by Rob Smith. SC

29 April AMI support day with the River Wharfe AMI Group on the River Wharfe. Coordinated by Rob Smith. SC

30 April – 4 May Field Studies Council course: Identifying freshwater invertebrates. FSC, Kindrogan Field Centre, Perthshire. Tutor: Craig Macadam (Buglife Conservation Officer, RP AMI Tutor & Coordinator of the Ephemeroptera Recording Scheme). Non resident £154. Accommodation available. Tel 01743 852101 or email enquiries@field-studies-council.org

5 May AMI workshop with the Cambridge Chalk Rivers Project in Great Abington. Coordinated by Rob Mungovan. SC

6 May AMI workshop with the Thames Anglers Conservancy on the River Thames, sponsored by the Environment Agency. Coordinated by Dave Harvey. LK

12 May FBA course: Entomology for anglers Level 1. FBA Windemere, Cumbria. Tutors: Stuart Crofts (RP AMI Tutor) & Andrew Dixon. Cost £50. Details as FBA above.

17-19 May Gillfield Wood Totley Bioblitz. Join caddisfly expert and fly-fishing guide Stuart Crofts to explore the aquatic life of Totley Brook on Friday 18 May. See www.friendsofgillfieldwood.com for more information.

19 May AMI one-day workshop with Gwent Wildlife Trust, sponsored by the Environment Agency. Coordinated by Sorrell Jones. DR

19 May Westquarter Glen Bioblitz, near Falkirk, with the Westquarter Wildlife Group. Join RP Monitoring Coordinator Louis Kitchen to explore the invertebrate life of the Westquarter Burn.

19 & 20 May AMI one-day workshops run by the John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of Natural Sciences. Open to those interested to set up, or join, an AMI Group. Cost: £35 per person. To book a place email: gilchrist@our-home.me.uk

26 May AMI one-day workshop run by the John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of Natural Sciences. Open to those interested to set up, or join, an AMI Group. Cost: £35 per person. To book a place email: gilchrist@our-home.me.uk

26 May FBA course: Entomology for anglers Level 2. FBA Windemere, Cumbria. Tutors: Stuart Crofts & Andrew Dixon. Cost £50. Details as FBA above.

26 May Tyne Rivers Trust AMI Hub Workshop with Wear Rivers Trust on the Linn Burn. Coordinated by Steve Hudson. CG

27 May AMI one-day workshop run by the John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of Natural Sciences for Redbournbury Fishery. Coordinated by Clive Pickering. WG

27 May Tyne Rivers Trust AMI Hub Workshop with Tees Rivers Trust on the River Tees. CG

27 May Big Nature Day. Celebrate nature and biodiversity at the Natural History Museum, London. Study live riverflies at The Riverfly Partnership stand, go pond-dipping, and attend a talk on Marvellous Mayflies in the Attenborough Studio at 1.30pm. LK

1 June AMI one-day workshop run by the John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of Natural Sciences for the Box Moor Trust.  Coordinated by Joanna Shelton. WG

2 & 3 June Wild Trout Trust Annual Get Together. Range of talks on fishing and conservation, including Stuart Crofts on Caddisfly Magic. Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby, Cumbria. Book online at www.wildtrout.org.

3-9 June International Conference on Ephemeroptera and International Symposium on Plecoptera. Joint meeting of international experts on Up-wing flies and Stoneflies. Craig Macadam will represent RP, RRS and Buglife. Wakayama City, Japan.

9 June AMI workshop with Roe Angling Limited on the River Roe, sponsored by Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Coordinated by Tina McCloskey. LK

11 June Pond-dipping workshop with The Conservation Volunteers Scotland, led by Louis Kitchen. Balallan House, Stirling. LK

12-13 June FBA course: Identifying caddis. FBA Windemere, Cumbria. Tutor: Ian Wallace (RP Tutor) Cost: £210; early bird rate £195; FBA member £185. Details as FBA above.

13 June Tyne Rivers Trust AMI Hub Workshop with Wear Rivers Trust on the Linn Burn. Coordinated by Steve Hudson. CG

15 June Tyne Rivers Trust AMI Hub Workshop with Wear Rivers Trust on the Linn Burn. Coordinated by Steve Hudson. CG

16 June FBA course: Identifying freshwater invertebrates: an introduction. FBA Windermere, Cumbria. Tutor FBA Director Mike Dobson. Cost £50. Details as FBA above.

16 June AMI workshop with Action for the River Kennett on the River Kennett, sponsored by the Environment Agency. Coordinated by Harry Forbes. WG

21-23 June National Moth Night. Date tbc - Join Ian Wallace at the Freshwater Biological Association, Windemere, for a moth trap event, with caddis the by-catch

23-24 June AMI workshops with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on the River Wylye. Coordinated by Angus Menzies. DR

23-24 JuneBritish Fly Fair. Visit RP stand.

25 June - 1 July National Insect Week (NIW) organised by Royal Entomological Society. NIW/RP competition for the best riverfly photograph. RES welcomes all organisations to hold NIW events - email NIW2012advice@aol.com

30 June AMI workshop with the Ribble Rivers Trust on the River Ribble. Coordinated by Catherine Birtwistle. LK

1 July AMI workshop with the River Annan Trust on the River Annan, sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage. Coordinated by Nick Chisholm. LK

7-8 July Visit the Six Mile Water Trust at the Irish Game Fair. SMWT are one of 3 Groups now Riverfly Monitoring in Northern Ireland. Shanes Castle, County Antrim.

10-11 July Freshwater Biological Association Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM. University of Glasgow.

14 July AMI workshop with the Ribble Rivers Trust on the River Ribble. Coordinated by Catherine Birtwistle. LK

16 July AMI workshop with the Severn Rivers Trust on the Afon Tanat. Coordinated by Tony Bostock. DR

18-20 July National Science Meeting of the Royal Entomological Society Conference, Cambridge. RP stand

20-22 July CANCELLED: CLA Game Fair, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. Visit the RP on The Salmon & Trout Association stand

22 July Joint AMI workshop with Cramond Angling Club, River Carron Fisheries Management Group and Slamannan Angling Protective Association, on the River Almond. Coordinated by Jim Madden. LK

27 July AMI workshop with Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust on the Afon Dyfi. Coordinated by Clive Faulkner. DR

28 July AMI workshop with the Campsie Angling Association on the River Glazert. Coordinated by Lawrence Meechan. LK

3 - 6 August Field Studies Council course: Introduction to Freshwater Animals. FSC, Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire. Tutors: Sharon and Peter Flint. Non resident £249. Accommodation available. Tel 01729 830331 or email enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org

5 August AMI support day with the Esk Monitoring Group on the River Esk. Coordinated by Simon Hirst. SC

20 September Freshwater Biodiversity in the UK: Status Threats and Conservation Concerns. Meeting to address freshwater biodiversity, with scientists, policy makers and managers. Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London.

28 September AMI workshop with the Peak Forest Angling Club on the River Noe. Coordinated by Colin Jones. SC

29 September AMI workshop with the Taunton Fly Fishing Club, River Culm Group and River Exe Project on the River Tone. Coordinated by Andrew Mawditt. CB

30 September AMI support day with the Derwent Fly Fishing Club on the River Derwent. Coordinated by David Rowley. SC

7 October Game Fishing & Fly Tying Festival, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Stuart Crofts at the RP stand.

23 October FBA course: Organisms and their environment: an introduction to freshwater ecology. Location: FBA Windermere, Cumbria. Tutors: Alan Hildrew, Paul Raven, Allan Pentecost, Mike Dobson, Cost: £120; early bird rate £105; FBA member £95. Details as FBA above.

27 October AMI workshop with the Aire Rivers Trust on the Bradford Beck. Coordinated by Michael Canning. LK

31 October Closing date for National Insect Week Riverfly Photography Competition. First prize £500.

23 November National Biodiversity Network Conference. With Ian Wallace on 'Riverfly recording - 10 years on'