You might wish to attend this event even though its outside our area. I have been a member of the society for a few years now as many of the moffers I have taken field trips with or advice from are members and attend this event. If you come along you are sure of a warm welcome and will meet people like Ben Smart who brings his vast collection of larval images, Ian Smith, Steve Hinds and Ian Kimber of UK Moths fame. The exhibition is held in a modern hall (unlike the YNU event which is in a draughty old church hall) with plenty of facilities for drinks and food. Its dead easy to get to in Frodsham which is only a good hours drive from Calderdale on the motorway. Sue and I will be running a large well stocked book stal on the day. The blurb below is from another excellant moffer, Shane Farrel, who organises the event each year. Hope to see you all at the event.
The Lancashire & Cheshire Ent. Soc. annual Exhibition is on SATURDAY 4thApril 2009 from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm (Open 10.00 am for exhibitors to setup) at FRODSHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA67QN (01928) 732222, SJ521777.
If you attend please help to make this event successful by bringing along anexhibit for others to enjoy. This can include anything and should hopefully interest others and promote discussion of insects and related orders. Field equipment, photographic apparatus, display boards, computer demonstrations,record files, larval rearing items, livestock, study equipment, books,photographs, videos and specimens, including unidentified species, are some possibilities. Other organisations will be welcome to attend and arrange a display - please contact the organiser. There will be an L&CES table attended throughout the day to assist new and existing members if required or speak with any of the society officials – ask anyone and they will direct you. Entrance is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be available all day for a small fee.Our regular book sellers Paul and Sue of Pennine Books will also be attending again and will have a wide range of Natural History books.You are requested to contact Paul or view the catalogue or website and inform him of your requirements before the exhibition if you wish to ensurethe items you want to inspect or buy are brought along.Bryan Formstone will be providing a talk on some of the beetles found in North Wales and continuing the Coleopterous theme, Jeff Clarke will be speaking on the new recording scheme in Cheshire for those attractive beetles, the Ladybirds. Thanks very much to both for agreeing to provide a talk. I will welcome approaches from other speakers willing to providestalks at future events.
We have again hired the large hall and the small hall where the talks will take place. If you exhibited last year, we hope you will do so again thisyear. If you did not, please consider bringing along something. Pleaseencourage interested non-members to come along. It will be greatlyappreciated if you can pre-book a display table but if not come on spec aswe’ll always fit you in!