SNS Events 2020

 

DUE TO COVID-19 OUR AGM & SPRING MEMBERS EVENING
WILL BE HELD ON LINE USING ZOOM

Our speaker will be speaker is Kerry Calloway from
The Natural History Museum London
who will be talking about the biology, ecology and recording of earthworms.

Please make a note in your diary of the date:
Wednesday April 21st at 7pm

Log in just before 7pm, we will be there to admit you from the waiting room from 6.50 pm

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Meeting ID: 812 4281 5867

AGENDA ... 92nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the 91st Annual General Meeting 2019 (see Suffolk Natural History 2020 Vol. 56 p.209)
Correction: Matthew Deans should have been elected to Council – see item 4
3. Hon. Chairman's brief report – Martin Sanford
(Full reports from Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will be made available on the SNS website later and will be published in the next issue of Suffolk Natural History
4. Council Members
Council received the following nominations:
a) Matthew Deans – Proposed by Martin Sanford, seconded by Gen Broad (as from AGM 2020)
b) Juliet Hawkins has kindly agreed to extend her term of office. Proposed by Gen Broad, seconded by Martin Sanford
5. Any Other Business

Following the conclusion of formal business and refreshments there will be a talk by Kerry Calloway from the Natural History Museum, London. She will be talking about the biology, ecology and recording of earthworms



Here are a few words about our speaker Kerry Calloway:
"I have worked at the Natural History Museum in London for over ten years in a variety of roles; including running the live tropical butterfly house, as a behind the scenes tour guide, visitor assistant and in the entomology and earthworm research labs and collections. I am also a trustee and tutor for the Earthworm Society of Britain (yes, there is such a thing) and am very passionate about all aspects of natural history but particularly engaging people in the world of the humble but super important earthworm."



Our Autumn members evening was also an on-line event using Zoom


Ross Piper gave an excellent talk on Deadwood Insects,
if you want to follow up his talk or you missed yesterday's zoom session the links below will give you
some extra information about this fascinating area of invertebrate ecology.



You can revisit Ross Piper's talk by clicking on the link below which will download his Powerpoint slides in PDF format
SNS_Talk_25_November_Saproxylic beetles




** Three online resources to UK saproxylic beetles

http://www.rosspiper.net/2020/01/10/saproxylic-beetles/

https://www.rosspiper.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/UK-Saproxylic-Beetles_2020.pdf

https://www.rosspiper.net/2020/09/29/beetles-and-vane-traps/

** The invertebrates of living and decaying timber in Britain & Ireland: A provisional annotated checklist (ENRR467)

http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/132027

** Nocturnal beetles on trees

https://www.ukbeetles.co.uk/nocturnal-saproxylic

** Interception trap template:

https://www.rosspiper.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Vane-traps.pdf

** And finally a link to the courses that Ross runs:
https://www.rosspiper.net/courses-2/