Leicestershire Entomological Society
Leicestershire Entomological Society (LES) promotes interest in, and the study of, the insects of Leicestershire and Rutland. The Society holds monthly meetings from October through to March (see below), produces a biannual newsletter and occasional publications about insect life within the two counties. New members are very welcome and the annual subscription is £5. Cheques should be made payable to "Leicestershire Entomological Society" and should be posted to Stuart Poole, 18 Croft Drive, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 1HD - or come along to one of the meetings, which are held at Kirby Muxloe Free Church, Main Street, Kirby Muxloe LE9 2AN SK517042. The session starts at 7:30, but most members arrive half an hour earlier for a natter, with tea, coffee and biscuits. Visitors are welcome:
Thursday 17 October 2019- Members' Evening
This is your evening, a chance to share the highlights or disappointments of the entomological year. Bring along any digital images or 35mm slides plus anything you want to exhibit. New books or gadgets and your comments on their practicality are also welcome.
Thursday 21 November 2019 - A mothing challenge at Charnwood Lodge - curiosity that became a passion
Margaret McLoughlin shares her experiences and dedication to moth recording events with the Charnwood Lodge Moth group. Constant 'on site' recording effort has produced some rewarding results.
Thursday 12 December 2019 Members Annual General Meeting
Our AGM for the first part of the evening, followed by our social 'get together,' catch up with all the latest news on the entomological front whilst taking your fill of mince pies, Christmas cake and chocolate biscuits.
Thursday 16 January 2020 - Leaf mines and plant galls
Sue Timms will give an illustrated talk about the larval stages of these intriguing insects, the ease of certain identification on some and the difficulty associated with others.
Thursday 20 February 2020 - Update on Spider Recording in VC55
Alan Cann will show us the latest available data and distribution on this relatively under-recorded subject.
Thursday 19 March 2020 - How to find rare beetles
Graham Finch taking it a step further, moving away from casual observations in order to find the more unusual species.
The following LES Occasional Publications and newsletters can be viewed as pdf files and copies may be saved and distributed for personal and non-commercial use: