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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

15/09/2021 Beaver Conservation and re-wilding experience 2 Days

Lifton, Devon PL16 0JS, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk

An immersive course run by Derek Gow covering the ecology and conservation of beavers, with the added option of a camping and re-wilding experience. More info https://c-js.co.uk/2SrLR3v

Cost £from £90

Short Courses

02/08/21 Aquatic Plants 2021 1 Day

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

A 1 day course covering how to identify a range of common waterside plants, focusing on submerged, floating, emergent and bankside communities of chalk streams and slow-flowing/standing water.

Cost £85

09/08/21 Aquatic Plants 2021 1 Day

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

A 1 day course covering how to identify a range of common waterside plants, focusing on submerged, floating, emergent and bankside communities of chalk streams and slow-flowing/standing water.

Cost £85

02/09/21 Late Season Grass Identification 2021 1 Day

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

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland for late season surveys.

Cost £86.96

06/09/21 Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bogs - Vegetation Survey and Assessment 2021 1 Day

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

A 1-day course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify the key grasses and flowers of several different heathland communities.

Cost £86.96

22/09/2021 Water Voles - Ecology, Survey & Re-wilding Experience 2 Days

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

A course giving participants the skills to carry out Water Vole surveys and gain a better understanding of their behaviour, ecology and conservation. The course includes an evening Beaver experience and re-widling tour, and the option of camping or staying in a beautiful shepherd's hut.

Cost £166 - £275

05/10/21 Sphagnum Mosses: Field Identification Course 2021 1 Day

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

A 1 day course giving participants an introduction to field identification of Sphagnum mosses and other heath and mire bryophytes.

Cost £65

25/11/21 Assessing Trees for Bats 2021 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 relating to bat roosts, a better understanding of tree health and safety surveys, an opportunity to view and survey a range of trees on site, and improved ability to categorise bat tree roost potential.

Cost £86.96

30/11/21 Winter Tree Identification 2021 1 Day

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

A 1-day course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf, both in the field and from twig specimens. A full set of twigs will be available to label and take home, and a free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide.

Cost £86.96