Meetings

There is an Annual Field Meeting & AGM, usually the first weekend (Thursday-Sunday) after Easter. We aim to move the location around Britain. Accommodation is usually field centre type. During the day a variety of sites are visited for the purposes of collecting. During the evenings short talks, identification workshops or other activities are held depending on demand and attendance. Notice of the meeting is given in the newsletter. Visitors from other countries are always welcome and should enquire of any of the officers for further information.
 
Additional Field Meetings are arranged from time to time, details given in the newsletters.
 

 
Date:
Friday, 31 March, 2017

AGM notice

All BMIG members are invited to attend the AGM to be held at 8.30pm on Friday, 31st March 2017. The venue will be The Berkeley Guesthouse, 39 Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA3 1BZ.
 
The present committee welcomes nominations for vacant officer roles from any BMIG member. Ideally nominations would be communicated to the secretary beforehand but they can also be made from the floor at the AGM. Officers to be elected during the AGM are:
 
Secretary Vicky Burton is currently taking minutes of those meetings she can attend. Imogen Wilde has resigned from the role of Membership Secretary and we have no one with the task of dealing with enquiries. Ideally we need someone to take on all aspects of the Secretary’s role or at least to pick up those aspects of the role not currently covered by Vicky.
 
Training Officer would help develop a course that could be ‘hawked’ around the country. There are currently occasional FSC courses, BENHS workshops and Sorby workshops but a series of coordinated courses might be better, perhaps a series of courses at a different levels. Also could provide modules for universities.  Would be responsible for finding places to run courses and co-ordinating the running of these. This role could be a valuable addition to a CV.
 
Projects Officer organizing small projects such as the Polyzonium project we ran during the Kent 2011 meeting. Projects could be individual or meeting focused and possibly involving citizen science). Again this role would make a valuable addition to a CV.
 
Conservation Officer liaison with conservation bodies and events, like Invertebrate Link, Buglife etc. There should be close links between this role and the Project Officer.)
 
Download a copy of the agenda here.
 

 

Date:
Thursday, 30 March, 2017 to Sunday, 2 April, 2017

Annual Field Meeting and AGM

Thursday 30th March to Sunday 2nd April 2017

The 2017 meeting will be based in Morecambe providing opportunities to record in areas such as the Forest of Bowland, the Lake District, the northern Pennines and around Morecambe Bay.

We have provisionally reserved every room in a seafront guesthouse for the weekend. The guesthouse has a television lounge and a dining room cum bar that can be used for evening meetings. Single, twin, triple and double rooms will be available so there will be beds for somewhere between 17 and 20 depending mainly on how many want a double room.

The cost for the weekend will be £90 for a shared room (twin, triple or double) and £120 for a single but note that this is a bed and breakfast only cost. We will need to find a local establishment (there are plenty nearby) for each evening meal and arrange our own packed lunches.

To reserve your place return a completed booking form (download here) with a £30 deposit (cheques made payable ‘British Myriapod and Isopod Group’) to Paul Lee, Little Orchard, Capel Road, Bentley, Ipswich IP9 2DW. 

Please contact Paul Lee if you need additional information or have any queries.