AGM and Field 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 species recording. 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.

BMIG Bursaries

BMIG Bursaries have been introduced to help towards the costs of attending the annual field meetings. If the expense of travel and accommodation is putting you off coming to an annual meeting, a BMIG Bursary may be for you. More information here.

Thursday, 16 April, 2020 to Sunday, 19 April, 2020

British Myriapod and Isopod Group Residential Field Weekend and AGM


BMIG’s annual gathering in 2020 will be based near Bridgwater in Somerset. We have not visited this county for over 30 years.  Bridgwater is ideally placed for easy access to the Somerset coast and to areas of varied geology and topography – Mendip Hills, Somerset Levels, Polden and Quantock Hills. Further west is Exmoor National Park and to the south the Blackdown Hills AONB.
We have block-booked two student accommodation units at the Cannington Campus of Bridgwater & Taunton College, offering up to 20 single en-suite rooms, full catering and a meeting room. The Campus is about 5 miles west of Bridgwater and is served by regular buses from the town centre. Bridgwater is on the Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton line with trains approximately every hour.
The M5 bypasses Bridgwater, but Junctions 23 (from North) and 24 (from South) are close.
Programme – As usual, permissions will have been arranged for access to several sites. Evening events may include a guest speaker, one or two informal talks, and the AGM. Offers of talks, workshops, etc are welcome – see below.
Bookings will be accepted on the basis of the full 3-day package: 3 x dinner, 3 x bed & breakfast and 2 x packed lunch (not Sunday). Dinner is two courses (main and dessert) and a hot drink.  The cost, per person, for the full 3-day package will be £185.00.
To book, please complete and return the booking form to Paul Harding (BMIG), 60 Boxworth Road, Elsworth, Cambridge CB23 4 JQ or by email to
Deposit £50 per person with booking form: cheques pay able to BMIG, or by bank transfer to British Myriapod and Isopod Group, Sort Code 30-94-75, Account No  00581652.

Last date for booking 24th February 2019, but PLEASE BOOK EARLY - Download BOOKING FORM HERE