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#1 2018-03-24 22:53:14

mharrow
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Upland Diptera Group Spring Field Trip Brecon Beacons

Something for you all to look forward to this spring/summer. Upon recent consideration from myself and Sam Thomas, as well as a prompt by Roger Morris’ blog post, a study group is being formed encouraging us up into the uplands and mountainous regions of the country (name yet to be decided, Upland Diptera Working Group/High Altitude Dipterists Group/High Fliers/???). To get the ball rolling we are planning a field trip for the final weekend in April (28th & 29th) to the Brecon Beacons.
The full itinerary/accommodation plans (most likely a cheap hostel) will be planned and circulated ASAP, although expect an early start Saturday morning and an afternoon finish on the Sunday. Be prepared for walking out in the open!
If anyone is interested in joining, then please email matt.harrow@hotmail.com and CC sjthomasbotany@gmail.com and we will circulate news soon.

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#2 2018-03-25 01:28:14

falky
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Name: Steven Falk
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Re: Upland Diptera Group Spring Field Trip Brecon Beacons

I've been doing a bit of surveying in Scottish uplands with Caledonian Conservation for SNH. All the data will go to the NBN - Athayde at SNH will have this and a lot more (Andrew Godfrey has dome quote a lot of this sort of work too). I'm fully booked up with contract work this summer otherwise I'd consider joining you, but some of that is in uplands too (North Penines AONB, Nidderdale AONB, FSC Blencathra and FSC Malham. I'll try to record some flies Matt.

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#3 2018-03-29 14:43:38

SJThomas
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Name: Sam Thomas
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Re: Upland Diptera Group Spring Field Trip Brecon Beacons

Our other two 2018 upland Diptera weekends are as follows:

7-8th July - Aran Fawddwy (SH8622, VC48) - Very under recorded for everything with a good plateau and upland lakes.

11-12th August - Carneddau (SH6864, VC49) - Biggest and best plateau in Wales with a range of previous records for upland inverts.

All entomologists welcome not just Dipterists. Please pass on the information if you know anyone who might be interested. Let me or Matt know if you're interested in coming along (emails above).

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