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 field trips, 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, 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.

All individuals attending an event should ensure that they have read and understood the Risk Assessment document. The purpose of this document is to highlight the risks and hazards which may be encountered during an event together with actions for mitigation.

The leader, organiser or nominated contact of a field meeting must ensure participants are aware of this document prior to the event taking place. Members inviting non-members to an event should ensure that they are also aware of the Risk Assessment document and understand it.

If you have an appropriate event for inclusion on this website, please contact the Secretary Russell Nevin Email:

Site last Updated on 6th June 2022


2022 Events

Events for 2022 will be added as soon as they are confirmed. Please check this page frequently.

18th June 2022 Colliers Wood Bioblitz. Early morning through to midnight at Colliers Wood NR, Moorgreen, near Eastwood, Nottingham. Organised by Broxtowe Borough Council. Animal and plant recording assisted by NWT. It will run alongside a ‘green’ event from 12:00 to 15:00, with stalls and displays by various environmental groups. Contact Chris Riley

20th – 26th June 2022 National Insect Week. Organised every 2 years by the Royal Entomological Society with events and activities for people of all ages, highlighting our insect-life A number of events are likely to take place across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Details

2nd - 3rd July 2022 Rushcliffe Country Park Bioblitz. Rushcliffe Country Park, Mere Way, Ruddington NG11 6JS. Organised by the Friends of Rushcliffe Park and the Park Rangers. Event to count wildlife species in the park. DaNES is upporting this event Saturday 2nd July from 9pm - bat talk/walk and moth trapping. Sunday 3rd July 10am-5pm Do your own survey or accompany various experts looking for birds, plants, insects etc

15th July – 7th August 2022 Big Butterfly Count. An annual UK wide butterfly survey. Join in at a location of your choice. Details at

23rd -31st July 2022 National Moth Week. An annual worldwide event to inspire peoples interest in moths. Events will be held around the globe and you are encouraged to record and report moth sightings.

Sunday 24th July 2022 Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Entomological Society Summer Show 10:30am - 16:30pm at Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GX. A small exhibition with live insect exhibits and a butterfly hunt. Café. Free Entry. Contact Phil Gilbert

Friday 29th July 2022 Night World Wildlife & Star Watch Event at Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 8JX. Starts at 7:30 pm. Tel 01283 535039. Bat and Star talks.

Sunday 14th August 2022 Allestree Park Insect Survey 11:00am at Allestree Park, Duffield Rd, Derby DE22 2EU. Meet at main car park off Duffield Road (A6). An informal insect/invertebrate recording session, providing baseline data for the former golf course rewilding project. For further details – Contact Felicity Jackson:

Tuesday 13th September 2022 DaNES AGM. 7:00pm The Green Room, Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GX. Contact Phil Gilbert