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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals

Practical training in how to find and identify mammals, also training in survey techniques and classification.


October 2019

21/10/2019    Bat Ecology-additional date     1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk https://c-js.info/2LJconN

Learn about the ecology of bats and their unique biology.

Cost £23.00


23/10/2019    Protected Mammals (excluding bats) Survey    1 Day

Dunblane, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/23102019000000ProtectedMammalsexcludingbatsSurvey.aspx

This will be a classroom based workshop covering an introduction or refresher for survey for protected mammal species (excluding bats). The following species will be covered: badger, otter, water vole, red squirrel with mention of pine marten and wildcat. There will be no field visit, but some field signs will be on display in the classroom. The day will cover an overview of ecology of each species, survey methods and field signs for these species.

Cost £unknown


24/10/2019    Protected Mammals (excluding Bats) Impacts and Mitigation    1 Day

Dunblane, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/24102019000000ProtectedMammalsexcludingBatsImpactsandMitigation.aspx

This classroom based day will provide an information and discussion based workshop for Protected Mammal Species (excluding bats) covering Impacts and Mitigation/Compensation.

Cost £unknown


24/10/2019    Bat Awareness for tree workers    1 Day

Burrator, Lynher Training Ltd. Contact: 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com www.lynher.com

Hands-on' bat habitat and awareness training for anyone managing trees in bat sensitive areas

Cost £unknown


25/10/2019    Become a Mammal Detective    2 Days

Preston Montford Field Centre, Growing Confidence Project. Contact: 01743852040 gc@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/gc

Find out about mammals with Sam Devine-Turner. Fri 25th Oct 7-9pm and Sat 26th Oct 9.30am-4pm. FREE event for ages 15-25. Option to stay overnight at the centre for £5-please contact us about this. You can attend just one of the days if you wish.

Cost £FREE


25/10/2019    Beaver Ecology & Conservation    1 Day

Classroom Building, Upcott grange, Broadwoodwidger, Devon, PL16 0JS, The Mammal Society. Contact: 02380 010984 training@themammalsociety.org https://c-js.info/2GwcZWq

This course aims to introduce the Eurasian beaver, a native British mammal, whose reintroduction (official and unofficial) is receiving much attention. It will examine the basic biology, ecology and behaviours of this unique, fascinating animal which is becoming part of our mammal assemblage in areas of Scotland and southern England.

Cost £99.00


26/10/2019    CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluation    2 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 07795313424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2PrZ6z7

This is a two-day practical field test that emphasise open, honest dialogue and real learning. The tracks and sign of any and all species encountered in the field may be asked, Tracker Certifications emphasise practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills, no prior training is required to participate.

Cost £200.00


31/10/2019    Bat Hibernation Assessments Webinar    0.5 Day

Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition . Contact: 07877 570590 neil.middleton@batability.co.uk https://c-js.info/35NAp4C

90 minute webinar at lunchtime

Cost £36.00


November 2019

02/11/2019    Wildlife Trailing Intensive    10 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 01730 816299 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2zSsAeJ

This is a unique course which fully develops proficiency in animal trailing, broadly following and using the categories employed by CyberTracker as assessment criteria for the trailing evaluation. spoor recognition, spoor anticipation, anticipation of dangerous situations, alertness and stealth leading too what is a most in-depth and thorough trailing criteria

Cost £800.00


03/11/2019    Field Craft and Animal Tracking - Get Close To Wildlife    1 Day

Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex, Sussex Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01273 497544 michaelblencowe@sussexwt.org.uk sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/2019-11-03-field-craft-and-animal-tracking-get-close-to-wildlife-03112019

Renowned wildlife photographer and author David Plummer shares his secrets in this new course aimed at teaching you the field craft required to get closer to wildlife while respecting and not disturbing the wildlife itself.

Cost £45.00


06/11/2019    Introduction to Bats and Bat Survey    1 Day

Dunblane, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/06112019000000IntroductiontoBatsandBatSurvey.aspx

This course will provide a look at the primary legislation in relation to bats (focused on Scotland), important bat identification features and key aspects of bat ecology. A range of roost types for different species will be discussed and pointers will be given on what to look out for in roost identification. Key bat survey requirements and methods will be reviewed, to allow delegates to gain a greater understanding of required methods in relation to current good practice guidance.

Cost £unknown


07/11/2019    Assessing Trees for Bats    1 Day

Abinger Common, Surrey, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/assessing-trees-for-bats-tickets-52270406192

A one day course giving participants knowledge of legislation relating to bat roosts, a better understanding of tree health and safety surveys and an opportunity to view and survey a range of trees on site

Cost £unknown


07/11/2019    Bat Impacts and Mitigation    1 Day

Dunblane, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/07112019000000BatImpactsandMitigation.aspx

The course will look at how and when to apply for a bat development licence (Scotland), writing a Species Protection Plan, potential impacts to bats and mitigation and compensation options. Various development types will be considered including buildings, new roads and wind farms.

Cost £unknown


07/11/2019    Water Vole Live Trapping, Handling, Practical Care and Re-establishment    2 Days

Lifton, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/07112019000000WaterVoleLiveTrappingHandlingPracticalCareandReestablishment.aspx

This advanced course aims to familiarise experienced practitioners with the practical elements of water vole trapping and considerations for maintaining water voles in captivity. Delegates will have opportunities to handle water voles of different ages and sexes, consider the requirements pertinent to the effective re-establishment of water vole populations and techniques to assist with successful restoration

Cost £unknown


09/11/2019    Wildlife Trailing Intensive    10 Days Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 01730 816299 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2zSsAeJ

This is a unique course which fully develops proficiency in animal trailing, broadly following and using the categories employed by CyberTracker as assessment criteria for the trailing evaluation. spoor recognition, spoor anticipation, anticipation of dangerous situations, alertness and stealth leading too what is a most in-depth and thorough trailing criteria

Cost £800.00


10/11/2019    Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


18/11/2019    Mammal Monitoring    1 Day

Cumbernauld, The Conservation Volunteers Scotland. Contact: 01786 476170 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk tcvscotland.eventbrite.com

Basic introduction to monitoring common mammals as an engagement tool. Covering reading tracks, trails and signs, camera trapping, surveying and recording.

Cost £unknown


24/11/2019    Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


30/11/2019    Rewilding 1: Big grazers for big landscapes    1 Day

Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bat CT6 7LQ, Wildwood Trust. Contact: 01227 711471 courses@wildwoodtrust.org https://c-js.info/2pnZdzl

The first in a series of four rewilding courses, examining the pros and cons of bringing back large herbivores and carnivores. This course looks at the large herbivores which kick start landscape changes to benefit biodiversity. Rewilding 1 and 2 both £30 or £50 if booked together.

Cost £30.00


December 2019

10/12/2019    Winter bats    1 Day

Lancashire , Ecology Services. Contact: info@ecologyservice.co.uk www.ecologyservice.co.uk

A 1 day course for all abilities covering bat ecology and bat surveys in winter. You will develop skills and experience in finding, identifying and conserving hibernating bats.

Cost £125.00


12/12/2019    Bat Roosts - Mitigation & Compensation Webinar    0.5 Day

Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition . Contact: 07877 570590 neil.middleton@batability.co.uk https://c-js.info/35NAp4C

90 minute webinar at lunchtime

Cost £36.00


January 2020

09/01/2020    Is That A Bat? Webinar    0.5 Day

Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition . Contact: 07877 570590 neil.middleton@batability.co.uk https://c-js.info/35NAp4C

90 minute webinar at lunchtime

Cost £36.00


18/01/2020    Rewilding 2: Bringing Back the Beaver    1 Day

Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bat CT6 7LQ, Wildwood Trust. Contact: 01227 711471 courses@wildwoodtrust.org https://c-js.info/2pnZdzl

The second of our rewilding-themed courses looks at the vital role of the beaver in reinstating wetlands and enhancing biodiversity. Ecology, field signs and the pros and cons of reintroducing an animal that has been absent from Britain for over 400 years will all be discussed. Rewilding 1 and 2 both £30 or £50 if booked together.

Cost £30.00


21/01/2020    Winter bats    1 Day

Lancashire , Ecology Services. Contact: info@ecologyservice.co.uk www.ecologyservice.co.uk

A 1 day course for all abilities covering bat ecology and bat surveys in winter. You will develop skills and experience in finding, identifying and conserving hibernating bats.

Cost £125.00


March 2020

18/03/2020    British Wildlife - Hedgehogs and the WildAid Foundation Trust by Charlie Pass    1 Day

Nantwich Methodist Church, Nantwich, Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2020-03-18-british-wildlife-hedgehogs-and-wildaid-foundation-trust-charlie-pass

Join South Group local group for their monthly winter talk.

Cost £3.00


April 2020

21/04/2020    Introduction to Bat Ecology & Survey Techniques     1 Day

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

This course provides an introduction to key skills, experience and knowledge necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK. The course is a mix of class, practical and fieldwork, taught by an expert bat ecologist.

Cost £unknown


22/04/2020    Bat Call Analysis using AnalookW, Anabat Insight, Bat Explorer and Kaleidoscope Software Packages     1 Day

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

This one-day classroom-based course focuses on the analysis of bat calls recorded on full spectrum, broadband time expansion or frequency division bat detectors.

Cost £unknown


28/04/2020    Badger Ecology & Survey     1 Day

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

This introductory course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake badger surveys and provide reports in accordance with best practice guidance. Attendees should be comfortable with walking outdoors on rough terrain, as the course will include a visit to a badger sett.

Cost £unknown


28/04/2020    Combined Badger Ecology and Survey with Development Licences and Mitigation     2 Days

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

This is a two-day course combining both the 'Badger ecology & survey' course on Day 1 with the 'Badgers & development, licensing & mitigation' course on Day 2.

Cost £unknown


29/04/2020    Hedgehog Ecology and Surveying    1 Day

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

This training course provides a guide to hedgehog ecology and surveying for anyone interested in knowing more about the UK’s only spiny mammal.

Cost £40.00


29/04/2020    Badgers and Development, Licences & Mitigation     1 Day

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

This course is aimed at people who have attended our 'Badger ecology and surveying' course or are already experienced in undertaking badger surveys and have a good understanding of badger ecology.

Cost £unknown


30/04/2020    Hazel Dormouse Ecology and Survey Techniques     1 Day

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

This introductory course will provide the skills and knowledge to undertake surveys for hazel dormouse. The course is part classroom and part field based.

Cost £unknown


May 2020

29/05/2020    British Mammals 1    3 Days

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

This course on British Mammals is one in a series. It focuses on the gnawers, nibblers and crunchers.

Cost £120.00


August 2020

19/08/2020    Otter Ecology and Survey     1 Day

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

This introductory course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake otter surveys and provide reports in accordance with best practice guidance. Attendees should be comfortable with walking outdoors on rough terrain, as the course will include a visit to a watercourse used by otters.

Cost £unknown


19/08/2020    Combined Otter Ecology and Survey with Development and Mitigation     2 Days

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

This is a two-day course combining both the 'Otter ecology & survey' course on Day 1 with the 'Otters & development, licensing & mitigation' course on Day 2.

Cost £unknown


20/08/2020    Otters and Development, including Mitigation Focusing on Highway Projects     1 Day

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

This advanced course is aimed at people who have attended our 'Otter ecology and survey' course or are already experienced in undertaking otter surveys and have a good understanding of otter ecology.

Cost £unknown



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