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Species Recovery Trust

We run a wide range of field-based courses across the south of England, covering botanical ID (bryophytes, grasses and wildflowers), survey skills, protected species ecology and wildlife crime. We also provide extensive training resources through our website. All proceeds from the courses go straight to our endangered species programme.

Short Courses

27/05/2022 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A half-day online course which will teach participants how to get to grips with the 1997 Hedgerow Regulations.

Cost £34.99

28/05/2022 Orchid Hunting in the Chiltern Hills 1 Day

Chilterns, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A one-day course with a chance to see a range of orchids and the specialised habitats they grow in.

Cost £80

07/06/2022 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes - 2 day course 2 Days

Salisbury and The New Forest, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Grass, sedge and rush identification - Salisbury and The New Forest

Cost £170.01

07/06/2022 Grasses and Sedges - Grasslands and Meadows 1 Day

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Grass and sedge identification - Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

08/06/2022 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes - Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bogs? 1 Day

The New Forest, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Field ID tutorial on grasses, sedges & rushes in heathland, acid grassland and bogs.

Cost £90

10/06/2022 Habitat Indicator Species Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

An online course giving participants an overview of terrestrial lowland habitats and the key indicator species which define them

Cost £55

13/06/2022 Habitat Indicator Species (Phase 1 and NVC) - 2 day course 2 Days

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A two-day course covering the basics of habitat assessment, particularly looking at key indicator species of a range of different habitats.

Cost £170.01

16/06/2022 Habitat Indicator Species (Phase 1, UKHab & NVC) - Grasslands? 1 Day

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A one-day course covering the basics of habitat assessment, particularly looking at key indicator species of different grassland habitats.

Cost £90

16/06/2022 Water Voles - Ecology, Survey & Re-wilding Experience 2 Days

Lifton, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A two-day course covering Water Vole survey techniques, their ecology and conservation, with re-wilding tours included.

Cost £160

17/06/2022 Around Britain in 25 Sedges Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Online course looking at the key sedge species which are commonly encountered in UK habitats.

Cost £40

20/06/2022 Wildflower ID and Survey 1 Day

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Wildflower Identification and Survey - Neutral and Calcareous Grasslands

Cost £90

20/06/2022 Aquatic Plant ID Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Online course looking at the key aquatic species of streams, rivers and ponds in lowland Britain

Cost £45

23/06/2022 Beaver Conservation & Re-wilding 2 Days

Lifton, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

An immersive course covering the ecology and conservation of beavers, with re-wilding experience.

Cost £160

30/06/2022 Grassland Plant Identification & Survey 1 Day

Box Hill, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A one-day course covering the identification of grasses and flowers.

Cost £80

04/07/2022 Midsummer Grass Identification 1 Day

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Midsummer grass and sedge identification - Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

07/07/2022 Practical Re-wilding 2 Days

Lifton, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

NEW for 2022: An immersive course covering the history & potential future of this alternative approach to nature conservation

Cost £160

26/07/2022 Arable Plant Identification and Ecology 1 Day

Basingstoke, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A course to help participants get to grips with arable plants, learn different conservation techniques and arable management options.

Cost £90

01/08/2022 Aquatic Plants 1 Day

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A 1 day course covering identification of common submerged, floating, emergent and bank-side plant communities

Cost £90

08/08/2022 Aquatic Plants 1 Day

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A 1 day course covering identification of common submerged, floating, emergent and bank-side plant communities

Cost £90

05/09/2022 Heathland, Acid Grassland & Bogs - Species ID & Survey 1 Day

New Forest, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Botanical Identification and Survey of Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bog in the New Forest

Cost £92

08/09/2022 Late Season Grass ID 1 Day

Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Identification of key grass species of neutral and unimproved calcareous grasslands late in the season.

Cost £92

13/09/2022 Bryophytes: Field Identification Course 1 Day

Lyndhurst, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A 1 day course covering the field identification of a range of common bryophytes found in heathland, woodland and bogs

Cost £65

19/09/2022 Around Britain in 25 Grasses Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Online course looking at the key grass, sedge and rush species which define five of the main habitat types found in the UK.

Cost £45

26/09/2022 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Online course looking at the key bryophytes that are commonly found in grassland, heathland and woodland in lowland Britain

Cost £45

03/10/2022 Around Britain in 20 Ferns and their allies Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Online course looking at ferns and fern allies, covering all the commonly found species as well as a few rarer specialities.

Cost £45

10/10/2022 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A half-day online course which will teach participants how to get to grips with the 1997 Hedgerow Regulations.

Cost £40

31/10/2022 Aquatic Plant ID Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Online course looking at the key aquatic species of streams, rivers and ponds in lowland Britain

Cost £45

07/11/2022 Habitat Indicator Species Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

An online course giving participants an overview of terrestrial lowland habitats and the key indicator species which define them

Cost £55

14/11/2022 Around Britain in 25 Sedges Online 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Online course looking at the key sedge species which are commonly encountered in UK habitats.

Cost £45

21/11/2022 UK Wildlife & The Law 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A half-day online course getting participants to grips with UK Wildlife legislation and policy.

Cost £45

24/11/2022 Assessing Trees for Bats 1 Day

Abinger Hammer, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A one-day course giving participants knowledge of legislation, tree health and safety, and categorising bat tree roost potential

Cost £90

09/12/2022 Winter Tree ID Online 1 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter

Cost £75

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