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Field Studies Council

An environmental education charity with over 75 years' experience. Provides field-based taxonomy, professional development and natural history courses at its network of UK Centres. Stunning locations and expert tuition. Over 300 day and residential courses available.

Short Courses

06/06/2022 ORCA OceanWatchers

Virtual, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/38yKKHb

During this course, you will be introduced to these incredible animals and you will learn how to identify over 25 different species of whale, dolphin and porpoise, plus learn the skills to be able to survey for these animals from land or at sea.

Cost £60

11/06/2022 Discovering Botany 2 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/39qwJMo

During this beginer course you will learn the key features of flowering plants and explore different habitats to uncover the variety of wildflower species specific to certain areas. Gain confidence, develop skills and learn how to use field identification guides and keys in this introduction to botany.

Cost £120

11/06/2022 Phase 1 Survey with Plant Identification Focus 2 Days

FSC Epping Forest, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3kjNDhY

This Intermediate course of Phase 1 habitat survey takes you through the standardised system of recording semi-natural vegetation and other habitats. It will focus on will focus on the botanical knowledge and field skills required to map habitats.

Cost £150

11/06/2022 Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes 2 Days

FSC Blencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Ksbwyz

This Grasses, Sedges and Rushes course will give you an understanding of the difference between these species and how you can start identifying them. Knowledge of these plants can help show you what national vegetation type you are standing in, an essential skill for any working in the ecology sector.

Cost £160

18/06/2022 Introduction to Deciduous Trees in Summer 1 Day

FSC Amersham, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3rYrWrI

Trees form an imposing and ecologically important part of the landscape of the British Isles. This course is aimed at people interested in?learning about the botany of trees and covers the basics for anyone interested either both as a hobbyist or as a career.

Cost £60

18/06/2022 Identifying Wildflower Families with Keys 2 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3EXyfBe

Learn how to identify the most common wildflower species in the UK; an important step in understanding the environment around you and developing your skills. Explore different habitats and uncover the variety of wildflower species specific to certain areas.

Cost £170

21/06/2022 First Steps Into a Green Career Workshops 5 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3vmuBOf

The First Steps into a Green Career Online Workshop Series is an opportunity for individuals either interested in a career in the environmental sector or those thinking about their next steps. This event is a series of engaging and interactive 90-minute online workshops.

Cost £8-£50

25/06/2022 Identification of Summer Birds by Sight and Sound 2 Days

FSC Rhyd-Y-Creuau, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/36W9Qzq

This beginner course is the perfect introduction for those with an interest in birds and wanting to learn how to identify a range of birds by sight and sound. During this course, we will visit a range of habitats and hopefully see and hear a range of common species.

Cost £140

25/06/2022 Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes 2 Days

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OMbGUu

This Grasses, Sedges and Rushes course will give you an understanding of the difference between these species and how you can start identifying them. This beginner/intermediate course will combine a mixture of field visits to a range of contrasting sites with classroom and lab sessions.

Cost £160

08/07/2022 Fern identification 4 Days

FSC Rhyd Y Creuau, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This Intermediate Fern Identification course includes botany, ecology and identification of ferns in their natural habitats in North Wales. Through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work, natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists and environmental professionals can discover the skills and techniques required for Fern Identification.

Cost £300

15/07/2022 Identifying Dragonflies and Damselflies 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

During this Intermediate course you will be introduced to the identification, life history, behaviour and conservation of these fascinating insects covering all of the British breeding species and vagrants. Participants will learn through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work.

Cost £200

15/07/2022 Identifying Insects using Specimens and microscopes 4 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This Intermediate course focuses on how to find and sample insects, how to prepare and curate specimens for identification purposes, and how to approach identification of your chosen species group. The course is delivered by Martin Harvey, an entomologist and biological recorder.

Cost £300

16/07/2022 Discovering Veteran Trees of Epping Forest 1 Day

FSC Epping Forest, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

During this beginner course, participants will cover survey methods for both amateur interest and the specialist, as well as veteran trees as a habitat and their historical context in Epping Forest. This course will suit nature enthusiasts, students, rangers and early career ecologists.

Cost £60

16/07/2022 The Botany and Ecology of Bogs and Mires 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

During this intermediate course, you will cover the ecology of the diverse habitats of bogs and mires. Learn to appreciate the biodiverse richness of these habitats and identify the plant species adapted to live there. Participants will visit two sites, a raised bog and a calcareous fen.

Cost £85

16/07/2022 Identifying Plants of Limestone Habitats 2 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner to intermediate botany course will help you learn how to identify a range of plant species that are specific to limestone habitats in the magnificant limestone landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career ecologists.

Cost £170

16/07/2022 Lichens in the Dales 2 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner lichens course will help you learn how to use simple identification keys and chemical tests to make an accurate identification of the lichen group you are looking at. This course will include an introduction to lichens, what they are and how they differ from other plants.

Cost £120

22/07/2022 An Introduction to Butterflies and Moths 2.5 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner course will provide you with the skills to?identify British butterflies and moths?correctly. Develop an understanding of their ecology and monitoring techniques. This course is designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career consultants and ecologists.

Cost £225

29/07/2022 Identifying Moths and Butterflies 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This course on moths and butterflies introduces the identification, life history, behaviour and conservation of these beautiful and fascinating insects. The course introduces identification techniques, key features for discrimination, and gives an understanding of the importance of these species for conservation, ecology and recording.

Cost £200

30/07/2022 Introducing Ferns 2 Days

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner to intermediate course will introduce you to British ferns including their biology, ecology and identification. Participants will learn from expert tutor James Merryweather and the course is designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Early career ecologists, Citizen scientists, Volunteer surveyors.

Cost £160

05/08/2022 An Introduction to Butterflies and Moths 2.5 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner course will provide you with the skills to identify British butterflies and moths?correctly. Develop an understanding of their ecology and monitoring techniques. This course is ideal for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career consultants and ecologists.

Cost £235

05/08/2022 Introduction to Marine Plankton 1 Day

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner marine plankton course will introduce aspects of the biology and ecology of both zooplankton and phytoplankton and include practical identification sessions using keys. It will give participants the unique opportunity to study live plankton obtained during sampling sessions from our research boat in the beautiful Firth of Clyde.

Cost £120

06/08/2022 NVC Summer Habitat Survey: Understanding and Describing Plant Communities 2 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This intermediate course will provide you with the skills required to confidently use the National Vegetation Classification?in summer as a framework to approach how plant communities are responding to environmental change. This course is for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career ecologists.

Cost £170

06/08/2022 Identifying Sedges and Rushes 2 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner to intermediate course will introduce you to the flowering parts and vegetative features useful for identifying sedges and rushes found in Malham Tarn National Nature reserve. The course will combine a mixture of field visits to a range of contrasting sites with classroom and lab sessions.

Cost £150

12/08/2022 How to Survey and Study Bats in Woodlands 2.5 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This introductory bat course will explore and practice the methods used to investigate these elusive animals at woodland sites. n this course, we will look at a range of standard and advanced techniques that are used for surveying and studying bats and consider their relative effectiveness in woodland habitats.

Cost £225

13/08/2022 Identifying and Monitoring Birds of Prey 2 Days

FSC Rhyd Y Creuau, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner bird course will explore the bird of prey species found on British shores and build on individual clues to help identify each species. This course is designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Early career ecologists, Citizen scientists, Volunteer surveyors.

Cost £140

20/08/2022 Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of Dormice 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This intermediate course will cover hazel dormouse ecology, survey techniques and appropriate habitat management. This course will demonstrate how and where to survey for dormice and the methods used. It is suitable for anyone with a professional or personal interest in the species

Cost £240

20/08/2022 Fern Identification 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner fern course will explore the different groups of ferns found in the UK, key terminology and guidance on their identification. During this course, you will learn how to identify and interpret the vegetative structures of ferns that are visible through a hand lens.

Cost £70

20/08/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This introductory course will introduce you to the ancient art of wildlife tracking Tracking involves a range of skills. This course will teach you to follow clues, work out what the animal was doing and when, and maybe even find the animal itself.

Cost £60

26/08/2022 Land Mammal Identification 4 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

The Land Mammal Identification Course is an exciting opportunity to identify many British mammals through field signs, live-trapping and sightings. This intermediate course is suitable for Natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists, environmental professionals. This intermediate level course is open to anyone with some knowledge of the subject.

Cost £300

26/08/2022 Site Assessment Using Invertebrates 4 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This intermediate level course is designed to develop higher level skills in the interpretation of invertebrate survey data. It will allow learners to gain an understanding of methods for site assessment using invertebrates. Ideal for Natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists, environmental professionals.

Cost £300

01/09/2022 Identifying Wildflower Families 2 Days

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This beginner-intermediate course will develop your botanical knowledge as you begin to explore the most common UK wildflower families. Becoming familiar with the most common families is a great way to start your botanical identification journey. Designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career ecologists.

Cost £30

02/09/2022 An Introduction to Moth Identification 2.5 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3klOnTx

This beginners course will introduce British moths in a practical and enjoyable way. It will highlight their beauty and diversity and introduce you to a selection of local and migratory species. It will provide an introduction to their ecology, monitoring techniques and how to?correctly identify species of moth.

Cost £225

03/09/2022 Identifying and Monitoring Birds of Prey 2 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3LqUIsX

This beginner course will explore the bird of prey species found on British shores and build on individual clues to help identify them. It will cover how to identify British birds of prey in detail and some of the common misunderstandings that can come from observing birds of prey.

Cost £140

03/09/2022 Identifying Grasses Using Vegetative Features 2 Days

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3vmYr5c

This intermediate course will allow you to identify a variety of common grass species using vegetative features; a useful skill that is well worth acquiring. By learning this technique you will have the ability to carry out surveys beyond the usual June- August flowering season.

Cost £160

05/09/2022 Rocky Shore Ecology and Identification 1 Day

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/37Sofx5

This beginner marine course will introduce you to rocky shore ecology and be a chance for you to study and appreciate the adaptations, behaviours and interactions of a range of marine species. This course is designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career consultants and ecologists.

Cost £70

06/09/2022 Introduction to Fern Identification 1 Day

Benthall Hall, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5RX, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3xZgXSQ

This beginner course is aimed at those looking to explore a new skill or improve an existing one, providing an introduction to the identification of common ferns and their relatives. Whilst ferns might not have the showy flowers and floral part like wildflowers, they are equally as fascinating.

Cost £75

09/09/2022 Broad-Leaved Trees 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/2qFXIh5

This weekend botanical tree course is concerned with the identification of native broad-leaved trees; focusing on accurate identifications and diagnostic features. Natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists, environmental professionals. This intermediate level course is open to anyone with some knowledge of the subject.

Cost £200

10/09/2022 How To Use a Botanical Key 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/38EfKWE

This practical, beginner course will explain how Botanical (Dichotomous) Keys work, how to find your way around them, and will guide you through their use and application - and their limitations. 'Keying out' is a daunting but essential skill for anyone interested in botany.

Cost £60

10/09/2022 Exploring Rocky Shores 2 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3vq5UjV

In this beginner marine course, you will have the chance to explore life on the rocks and in the pools, encountering many of the species that are characteristic of the coast. The rocky shoreline of South Devon is home to a remarkable diversity of organisms.

Cost £170

10/09/2022 Introducing Ferns 2 Days

FSC Bencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/36Wb3Xw

This beginner to intermediate course will introduce you to British ferns including their biology, ecology and identification. Focusing on practical skills, with group and individual keying out, this course is ideal for amateur or professional botanists/ecologists both in the voluntary or ecological sector.

Cost £160

10/09/2022 Identifying Autumn Birds 2 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3klPAKy

This beginner bird course will introduce the importance of habitats to the types of birds we see and help to promote strategies to help improve your identification of migrant and resident birds in autumn. Ideal for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Early career ecologists, Citizen scientists, Volunteer surveyors, Land managers.

Cost £140

24/09/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

PSC Blencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Luoq0e

This introductory course is a great place to start for those looking to improve their ability to identify a range of wildlife tracks and signs encountered in rural and urban areas and even gardens. Learn this valuable skill for anyone with an interest in natural history and conservation.

Cost £140

24/09/2022 Mushrooms and Toadstools: Learning Identification Skills 2 Days

FSC Bencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3y1gZth

The beginner to intermediate fungi course will cover the classification of the larger fungi, their feeding strategies and ecology, and help you to identify important macroscopic features. Designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Early career ecologists, Citizen scientists, Volunteer surveyors, Land managers

Cost £160

30/09/2022 Plant Identification Using the Vegetative Key 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/370Hjc8

This beginner - intermediate botany course will help guide you through what may at times seem like a daunting amount of botanical terminology and become confident using the vegetative key. This course is suited for anyone looking to be more confident (and competent) in their ability to use the 'Vegetative Key'.

Cost £75

Short Courses

31/05/2022 Learn to Love Bees (Worceseter) 1 Day

Pump House Environment Centre, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3oYfZkt

If you're interested in finding out more about bees but don't feel ready for a beginner's ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Bees is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

Cost £10

31/05/2022 Field ID of Conspicuous Ladybirds: Adults (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3oXvitB

On this course you will learn about conspiculous ladybirds classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

01/06/2022 Tolworth Court Farm Field Recorder Day: 1 June 1 Day

Tolworth Court Farm, London, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/36n1Mro

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day identifying and surveying invertebrates in an informal environment. The day will involve using a range of techniques to survey for and collect a variety of invertebrate specimens.

Free Course

01/06/2022 Knapp and Papermill Field Recorder Day: Freshwater Invertebrates 1 Day

Knapp and Papermill, Worcester, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3IIs58d

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day of surveying and identifying in an informal environment. We will be carrying out kick sampling at several locations to collect specimens, some of which will be identifieid in the field.

Free Course

08/06/2022 Beetle ID with Microscopes: Families - London 2 Days

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3iybQQz

On this course you can delve into the identification of beetles through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the families in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

09/06/2022 Field Identification of Spiders (Online)

Online, BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3wPb3mj

This 4-week online course will introduce you to the common spider species in the UK. Covering general identification techniques and features, distinct spider groups, how to find and identify species in the field and how and where to record your sightings. Live webinars each week, with flexible learning time.

Cost £20

14/06/2022 Bee Nesting Ecology and Conservation - Online 14 Days

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/383ZA8J

This is an online course that has self study material, live webinars and activities. It lasts for 2-weeks with a commitment of roughly 3-5 hours per week. Bee nesting ecology and conservation provides an overview of the habitat interactions and current health of our planets most important pollinators.

14/06/2022 Field Identification of Solitary Bees - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tBOjo6

On this course you will learn about solitary bee classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of solitary bees using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

15/06/2022 Bee Genera Identification with Microscopes - London 2 Days

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Nj2yGk

On this course you can delve into the identification of bees through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the genera in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

16/06/2022 Field Identification of Hoverflies - Shrewsbury 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Nk7Z7N

On this course you will learn about hoverfly classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of hoverfly using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

17/06/2022 Mason and Leafcutter Bee ID with Microscopes - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3qzSCi2

On this course you can delve into the identification of bees through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

18/06/2022 Field Identification of Solitary Bees - Worcester 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3D957Ga

On this course you will learn about solitary bee classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of solitary bee using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

19/06/2022 Weevil ID with Microscopes: Families - Worcester 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tyH14B

On this course you can delve into the identification of weevils through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

20/06/2022 Ground Beetle ID with Microscopes: Tribes - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3qym0VM

On this course you can delve into the identification of ground beetles through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the tribes in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

21/06/2022 Ground Beetle ID with Microscopes: Species - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tA7uij

On this course you can delve into the identification of ground beetles through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

22/06/2022 Field Identification of Hoverflies - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3LeHBKY

On this course you will learn about hoverfly classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of hoverfly using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

22/06/2022 Field Identification of Solitary Wasps - Worcester 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3IxgfxO

On this course you will learn about solitary wasp classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

23/06/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 23 June 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3L7W9fc

Our Invertebrate Volunteer ID Days are opportunities for people to come to our centres to use our lab facilities, microscopes, identification guides and other resources. They are free to attend, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

24/06/2022 Stonefly Larvae ID with Microscopes - Worcester 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NiK6xE

On this course you can delve into the identification of stonefly larvae through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

24/06/2022 Field ID of Conspicuous Ladybirds: Adults and Larvae - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3uKKCMz

On this course you will learn about conspicuous ladybird classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

25/06/2022 Mayfly Larvae ID with Microscopes - Worcester 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3qvSBvh

On this course you can delve into the identification of mayfly larvae through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

26/06/2022 Riverfly Volunteer ID Day - Worcester 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3qA4QHf

Our Invertebrate Volunteer ID Days are opportunities for people to come to our centres to use our lab facilities, microscopes, identification guides and other resources. They are free to attend, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

27/06/2022 Freshwater Invertebrate Field Recorder Day - Bewdley 1 Day

Dowles Brook, Bewdley , FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3qyzr8n

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day of identifying and surveying in an informal environment. Join us at Dowles Brook in Bewdley for a day of sampling freshwater invertebrates. We will be carrying out kick sampling at several locations.

Free Course

27/06/2022 Field Identification of Dung Beetles - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3unX8kU

On this course you will learn about dung beetle classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

28/06/2022 Field Identification of Bumblebees - Shrewsbury 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/36Lauzb

On this course you will learn about bumblebee classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

28/06/2022 Dung Beetle ID with Microscopes: Genera - London 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3utX7LZ

On this course you can delve into the identification of dung beetles through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

29/06/2022 Field Identification of Shieldbugs - Shrewsbury 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/36kh8wR

On this course you will learn about shieldbug classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

29/06/2022 Learn to Love Dragonflies and Damselflies - London 1 Day

Morden Hall Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3qAOyOm

If you?re interested in finding out more about dragonflies or damselflies but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. 'Learn To Love' is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

30/06/2022 Field Identification of Damselflies - Worcester 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/358lXbK

On this course you will learn about damselflies classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

30/06/2022 Field ID of Conspicuous Ladybirds: Adults and Larvae - London 1 Day

Lesnes Abbey Lodge, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3wxv7tK

On this course you will learn about conspicuous ladybirds classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

01/07/2022 Tolworth Court Farm Field Recorder Day: 1 July 1 Day

Tolworth Court Farm, London, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3lOWkkW

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day identifying and surveying invertebrates in an informal environment at Tolworth Court Farm. Naturalists of all will be able to share their experiences with peers and help one another improve knowledge and build confidence in biological recording.

Free Course

05/07/2022 Field Identification of Spiders (London) 1 Day

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On this course you will learn about spider classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

07/07/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 7 July 1 Day

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Our Invertebrate Volunteer ID Days are opportunities for people to come to our centres to use our lab facilities, microscopes, identification guides and other resources. They are free to attend, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

08/07/2022 Learn to Love Wasps (London) 1 Day

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If you're interested in finding out more about waspsbut don't feel ready for a beginner's ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Wasps is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

Cost £10

11/07/2022 Weevil ID with Microscopes: Families (London) 2 Days

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On this course you can delve into the identification of weevils through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £20

14/07/2022 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 14 July 1 Day

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Our Invertebrate Volunteer ID Days are opportunities for people to come to our centres to use our lab facilities, microscopes, identification guides and other resources. They are free to attend, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

17/07/2022 Hartlebury Common Field Recorder Day (Worcestershire) 1 Day

Hartlebury Common, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3lKhWis

Join us at Hartlebury Common for a day of sampling the resident invertebrates, with a particular focus on bees and wasps. We will use a variety of techniques to collect and identify as many different species as possible, with guidance from our expert tutor.

Free Course

19/07/2022 Field Identification of Ladybird Larvae (Worcestershire) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3lKetjU

On this course you will learn about ladybird larvae classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

20/07/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 20 July 1 Day

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Our Invertebrate Volunteer ID Days are opportunities for people to come to our centres to use our lab facilities, microscopes, identification guides and other resources. They are free to attend, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

20/07/2022 Wyre Forest Field Recorder Day- Earthworms (Worcestershire) 1 Day

Wyre Forest, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NGBr7F

Join us in the Wyre Forest for a day of sampling earthworms. We will use a variety of techniques to collect and identify earthworms, including soil pits and hand searching. Throughout the day we will collect specimens and these will be identified at a later date.

Free Course

21/07/2022 Learn to Love True Bugs (London) 1 Day

Morden Hall Park, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3wR7D1b

If you're interested in finding out more about true bugs but don't feel ready for a beginner's ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love True Bugs is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

Cost £10

23/07/2022 Bushy Park Field Recorder Day (London) 1 Day

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Join like-minded people for a day identifying and surveying invertebrates in an informal environment at Bushy Park. The day will involve using a range of techniques to survey and collect a variety of invertebrate specimens, some of which will be preserved on the day for identification at Volunteer ID Days.

Free Course

28/07/2022 Field ID of Conspicuous Ladybird Adults (Worcestershire) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/38SBQoH

On this course you will learn about conspicuous ladybird classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

29/07/2022 Inconspicuous Ladybird Adult ID with Microscopes (Worcestershire) 1 Day

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On this course you can delve into the identification of inconspicuous ladybirds through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £10

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