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 13th March 2018


2018 Events

New events for 2018 will be added as soon as they are confirmed. Please check this page frequently.

Tuesday 13th March 96th DaNES Annual General Meeting From 7.15pm. Shipley Park Visitors Centre, Heanor, Derbys DE75 7GX. Tea and coffee provided. Contact Darren Clarke Email: or Tel: 07894 987888 for further details.

Saturday 24th March. Annual UK Butterfly Recorders' Meeting Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS, 09:00am till 16:00pm. The registration fee is £10.00 per person and includes morning tea/coffee and a buffet lunch. The meeting is open to anyone involved in butterfly recording and monitoring and is a great opportunity to mingle with butterfly enthusiasts from around the country. Booking is essential. Email: to reserve a place.

Sunday 29th April Garden Moth Scheme Annual Conference. Moira Village Hall, Daybell Rd, Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6DZ. 10am till 4:30pm. The 2017 GMS round up followed up by a full programme of talks and demonstrations. Please register your interest with Roger Freestone at A number of DaNES members will be attending this event and it may be possible to share transport.

Saturday 21st July Night time insect recording Shipley Park, Slack Lane, Heanor. DE757GX. Night time insect recording. Meeting at the Visitor Centre at 8pm. Light trapping and walks around the Country Park looking for, and identifying nocturnal insects. Contact Darren Clarke Email: or Tel: 07894 987888 for further details.

Sunday 22nd July 2018 Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Entomological Society Summer Exhibition 10:30am - 16:30pm at the Visitor Centre, Shipley Country Park. Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GX. Contact Darren Clarke Email: or Tel: 07894 987888 for further details.

Friday 27th July 2018 Night World Wildlife & Star Watch Event at Rosliston Forestry Centre , Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 8JX. Starts at 7:30 pm. Bat and Star talks, Moth watch and a chance to see the Owls. The Society will be running moth traps at this event. Contact Neil Ward for further details.

Saturday 17th November 2017 (provisional date – to be confirmed). DaNES Annual Insect Show. University of Derby, 10:30am until 4.30pm.For further details please contact Julie Marshall at