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Training Directory - Short Courses
Identification and Field Survey Skills

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Short Training Courses

(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates

Practical training in how to identify, classify and survey reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.  This is sort of an 'everything else'  section!


October 2019

19/10/2019    Spider ID with Microscopes (to family level)    1 Day

FSC Presonton Montford, Shropshire, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01743 852100 biolinks@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/2GsF80s

There are over 670 species of spider in the UK. Learn about the different families of spider in Britain, gain experience looking at spider ID features using a microscope, use an ID key to determine spider specimens accurately to family level.

Cost £5.00


20/10/2019    Rocky Shore Invertebrates    3 Days

Dale Fort, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01646 636205 enquiries.df@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This course gives practical experience in the identification of common rocky shore invertebrates, based on field characteristics. Sheltered and exposed shores will be visited; species identification will be a priority but the fieldwork will be structured to provide an ecological framework in which to view the organisms. *MMU

Cost £370.00


26/10/2019    Angler's Riverfly Monitoring Initiative - Training     1 Day

Aylesbury, River Thame Conservation Trust. Contact: 07460275627 hannah@riverthame.org https://c-js.info/2LW3lQ2

A training event for those interested in monitoring and protecting their local watercourses from pollution through the 'Angler's Riverfly Monitoring Initiative'. Learn how to identify a range of key riverfly groups that are sensitive to pollution, and how to collect a good invertebrate sample using the kick sample technique.

Cost £unknown


November 2019

08/11/2019    Natterjacks and Red Rocks talk    1 Day

Heswall Hall, Wirral, Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-11-08-natterjacks-and-red-rocks-talk

Join Wirral Wildlife local group to hear about natterjack toads and Red Rocks Nature Reserve by reserve manager, Sarah Bennett.

Cost £3.00


08/11/2019    A year in the life of a county moth recorder    1 Day

Holly Bank House, Thornton-Le-Moors, Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-11-08-year-life-county-moth-recorder

Learn what a county moth recorder gets up to throughout the year and the importance of submitting your records

Cost £5.00


20/11/2019    Searching for rare mossland spiders    1 Day

Nantwich Methodist Church, Nantwich, Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-11-20-searching-rare-mossland-spiders-richard-gallon

Join South Group local group for their monthly winter talk.

Cost £3.00


30/11/2019    Discovering Diptera: Flies Under the Microscope    1 Day

Epping Forest, Field Studies Council. Contact: 020 8502 8500 enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This day course will provide an introduction to the Diptera, getting familiar with some of the major families and with a focus on some of the larger and more colourful species in the hoverfly, soldierfly, robberfly and related families.

Cost £50.00


December 2019

03/12/2019    ARC Great Crested Newts, Licensing and Mitigation    2 Days

Preston Montford, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01743 852040 enquiries.pm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This course has been designed for those ecologists with knowledge and experience of great crested newt survey techniques and limited experience of licensing and mitigation projects. It will include case-study, syndicate exercises, site visits and demonstration techniques to help participants understand license application and mitigation projects.

Cost £480.00


06/12/2019    The birds and insects of Gowy Meadows    1 Day

Holly Bank House, Thornton-Le-Moors, Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-12-06-birds-and-insects-gowy-meadows

Hear how wildlife changes across the seasons at Gowy Meadows, with site recorder Steve Holmes

Cost £5.00


April 2020

25/04/2020    Sustainable Beekeeping    2 Days

Ragmans Farm, Forest of Dean, GL17 9PA, Bees for Development. Contact: 01602 714848 bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org www.beesfordevelopment.org

This is a practical course with a particular focus on natural methods. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. This course is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.

Cost £195.00


27/04/2020    Reptile Ecology, Survey, Mitigation, including Adder handling     1 Day

Exeter , Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk

This course is designed to enable you to identify UK reptile species, identify suitable reptile habitat, undertake reptile survey and develop reptile mitigation strategies. The course is part classroom and part field based to provide practical survey and handling experience.

Cost £unknown


29/04/2020    Great Crested Newt Ecology and Survey Techniques     3 Days

Exeter , Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk

This is introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake GCN surveys and is aimed at those working in consultancy or conservation. This course is part classroom and part field based.

Cost £unknown


May 2020

23/05/2020    Bumbles (and other pollinators)     1 Day

Newton Abbot, Wild Ideas. Contact: 07871 343 872 info@wild-ideas.org.uk www.wild-ideas.org.uk/events/

We'll start with some basic bumblebee identification and ecology, while our second session will focus on how to make your garden bumble-friendly.

Cost £35.00


June 2020

05/06/2020    Diversity of Invertebrates    3 Days

Denmark Farm, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Lifelong Learning. Contact: 01970 623111 learning@aber.ac.uk www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/courses/

Discover the diversity of invertebrates that can be found in west Wales.

Cost £120.00


July 2020

08/07/2020    All About Crayfish    2 Days

Mendip Hills, Nicky Green Associates. Contact: 01626835890 ngreencrayfish@gmail.com www.crayfishuk.org/wp

This course provides a solid grounding in crayfish ecology and survey methods plus an insight into current conservation techniques. Trainees will monitor and handle native white-clawed and invasive signal crayfish. We will visit captive breeding facilities and ark sites and discuss options for controlling invasive crayfish based on latest research.

Cost £275.00


September 2020

19/09/2020    Sustainable Beekeeping    2 Days

Ragmans Farm, Forest of Dean, GL17 9PA, Bees for Development. Contact: 01602 714848 bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org www.beesfordevelopment.org

This is a practical course with a particular focus on natural methods. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. This course is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.

Cost £195.00


Various

Various Beekeeper for a Day Gift Experience    1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business. Contact: 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2DEnYfS

You'll receive an experience day gift voucher, which explains how the recipient can select the experience day dates available, beautifully presented in our artisan gift box tied with Bees for Business ribbon.

Cost £125.00


Various 1-2-1 Beekeeper for a Day Exclusive Gift Experience    1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business. Contact: 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2DEnYfS

For the ultimate experience day, our exclusive one-to-one beekeeping gift experience is a full day working alongside a beekeeper, helping to inspect bees and work through the day's jobs. With plenty of opportunity to ask questions, these exclusive experience days are limited to just one individual and we make just six days available each year.

Cost £250.00


 


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