Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
Entomological Society

Insect Events in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire

The Society has a number of active members who organise and run events on a regular basis a number of which are listed below.

Additionally individuals or groups of members hold their own recording events and activities throughout the year. Some of these are often on the spur of the moment, or with only a couple of days notice. These event details will not be notified to members but where possible will be advertised on this web site so check this page often.

If you wish to attend an event it is your responsibility to get in contact with the event leader.

Please remember that events are subject to change and are dependant on the weather so it is essential that you check this website often and confirm with the organiser that the event is going ahead, especially if the weather is bad. Also remember to bring suitable footwear, clothing, and equipment (such as torches) to events.

If you have an appropriate event for inclusion on this website, please contact the Meetings Secretary Darren Clarke Email:

Site last Updated on 8th May 2017


2017 Events

New events for 2017 will be added as soon as they are confirmed. Please check this page frequently.

Wednesday 10th May 2017. Field trips to Monsal Dale and Millers Dale to check out Grizzled Skippers at the former and search for Oil Beetles at the latter. Meet in small car park across the river in Monsal Dale (SK17707209) at 1pm. Possibility of making a complete day of it by having a pub meal, then putting out a few moth traps somewhere. Contact Darren Clarke at or 07894 987888 for further details.

Saturday 22nd July 2017. Shipley Park, Heanor. Night time insect recording. Meeting at the Visitor Centre at 20:00. Light trapping and walks around the Country Park looking for, and identifying nocturnal insects. Contact Darren Clarke at or 07894 987888 for further details. 

Sunday 23rd July 2017. DaNES Summer Exhibition. We will be exhibiting the insects seen and caught last night and will be joined by The Amateur Entomologists Society who will be helping us with an afternoons insect recording. Shipley Park Visitor Centre, Heanor DE75 7GX. Also DaNES and members exhibits. Contact Darren Clarke at or 01629 810000 for further details

Friday 28th July 2017. Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Swadlincote. DE12 8JX. DaNES moth watch as part of the Forestry Centre Nightworld event.8pm till late. Contact Neil Ward at or 07714 153424 for further details

Saturday 26th August 2017. Rainworth Heath, Notts. Field trip, day/night to coincide with the heather in flower. 2pm till late. Break for dinner 5.30 till 7.30pm Please contact Ian O'Brien for further details on