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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

22/04/2024 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

23/04/2024 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Conservation and Survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Half-day online course covering newt ecology, conservation, legal protection and survey techniques.

Cost £60

24/04/2024 Beaver conservation, ecology and management 1 Day

Willington (DWT), Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1-day course covering all aspects of beaver ecology & conservation & a chance to see these amazing creatures at one of their release sites

Cost £85

29/04/2024 Around Britain in 20 ferns and their allies ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

29/04/2024 Great Crested Newts (Surrey) - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

Nower Wood, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Two-day hybrid course covering ID, ecology, survey and legal protection of GCNs.

Cost £187

01/05/2024 Early Season Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Early season/vegetative grass and sedge identification ?-?Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

01/05/2024 Great Crested Newts (Surrey) - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

Nower Wood, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Two-day hybrid course covering ID, ecology, survey and legal protection of GCNs.

Cost £187

03/05/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 1 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 1/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

07/05/2024 Great Crested Newts (New Forest) - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

Brockenhurst, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Two-day hybrid course covering ID, ecology, survey and legal protection of GCNs.

Cost £187

08/05/2024 Great Crested Newts (New Forest) - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

Brockenhurst, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Two-day hybrid course covering ID, ecology, survey and legal protection of GCNs.

Cost £187

10/05/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 2/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

10/05/2024 Voles and Otters 2 Days

Fairford, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Ecology, conservation and management of Water Voles and Otters - online (10th May) and half-day field session in Gloucestershire (13th May)

Cost £150

10/05/2024 Woodland Plants - Identification and Survey 1 Day

Garston Woods , Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1-day course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify a wide range of woodland plants

Cost £90

11/05/2024 Orchid Hunting in the Chiltern Hills 1 Day

Chilterns, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £80

13/05/2024 Around Britain in 20 Rushes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

13/05/2024 Early Season Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Early season/vegetative grass and sedge identification ?-?Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

15/05/2024 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

17/05/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 3 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 3/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

18/05/2024 Orchid Hunting in the Chiltern Hills 1 Day

Chilterns, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £80

20/05/2024 Grasses Part 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Follow on course looking at another 25 key grass, species which are commonly encountered in the UK.

Cost £60

03/06/2024 Heathlands and acid grassland - Species and habitat survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants found in dry & wet heaths and acid grassland, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

04/06/2024 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes - 2 day course 2 Days

Wiltshire/Hampshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £170

10/06/2024 Aquatic Plant ID ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

10/06/2024 Habitat Indicator Species - 2 day course 2 Days

Wiltshire/Hampshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £170

13/06/2024 Grassland Plant Identification and Survey 1 Day

Box Hill , Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course aimed at improving attendees? skill and confidence with identifying the main species of grasses and flowers found in semi-improved and unimproved grassland habitats

Cost £90

13/06/2024 Habitat Indicator Species - 2 day course 2 Days

Wiltshire/Hampshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £170

17/06/2024 Woodlands - Botanical Survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants to look our for in woodlands, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

19/06/2024 Habitat Indicator Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

24/06/2024 Invasive Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course covering the most important invasive plants and animal in the UK.

Cost £60

25/06/2024 Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses and sedges; a good feel for grass groups of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland and a chance to learn memorable features, allowing grasses in any condition to be identified to species level

Cost £95

25/06/2024 Midsummer Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland and an overview of using grass indicator species for habitat assessment

Cost £90

27/06/2024 Wildflower Identification and Survey 1 Day

Wiltshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants the ability to identify the wildflowers in semi-improved neutral and calcareous grasslands, a good understanding of key indicator species and an introduction to yellow composites

Cost £90

01/07/2024 Midsummer Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland and an overview of using grass indicator species for habitat assessment

Cost £90

02/07/2024 Around Britain in 25 sedges ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

04/07/2024 Practical Re-wilding 2 Days

Upcott Grange, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £170

04/07/2024 UK Wildlife and The Law ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

31/07/2024 Arable Plant Identification and Ecology 1 Day

Micheldever, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £90

01/08/2024 Aquatic Plants (Rivers and Ponds) 1 Day

Langford Lakes WWT, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £90

01/08/2024 Arable Plant Identification and Ecology 1 Day

Micheldever, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £90

08/08/2024 Aquatic Plants (Rivers and Ponds) 1 Day

Langford Lakes WWT, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £90

02/09/2024 Around Britain in 25 grasses ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

03/09/2024 Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bogs - Habitat Survey and Assessment 1 Day

Whitefield Moor , Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £90

05/09/2024 Late Season Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £90

09/09/2024 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

11/09/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 1 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 1/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

12/09/2024 Habitat Indicator Species - 2 day course 2 Days

Old Sarum/Durnford Estate/FC, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £170

16/09/2024 Around Britain in 20 ferns and their allies ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

18/09/2024 Dormouse Ecology, Survey & Habitat Management 1 Day

Surrey, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A hybrid 1-day course covering the ecology, legislation, survey techniques, mitigation and management of Dormice

Cost £110

18/09/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 2/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

19/09/2024 Beaver conservation, ecology and management - autumn course 1 Day

Willington (DWT), Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1-day course covering all aspects of beaver ecology & conservation & a chance to see these amazing creatures at one of their release sites

Cost £85

23/09/2024 Around Britain in 20 Rushes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

25/09/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 3 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 3/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

30/09/2024 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

03/10/2024 Sphagnum Mosses: Field Identification Course 1 Day

Wilverly Bog (FC), Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

07/10/2024 Grasses Part 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Follow on course looking at another 25 key grass, species which are commonly encountered in the UK.

Cost £60

08/10/2024 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Conservation and Survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Half-day online course covering newt ecology, conservation, legal protection and survey techniques.

Cost £60

16/10/2024 Heathlands and acid grassland - Species and habitat survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants found in dry & wet heaths and acid grassland, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

21/10/2024 Aquatic Plant ID ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

04/11/2024 Woodlands - Botanical Survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants to look our for in woodlands, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

11/11/2024 Habitat Indicator Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

18/11/2024 Invasive Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course covering the most important invasive plants and animal in the UK.

Cost £60

25/11/2024 Around Britain in 25 sedges ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

02/12/2024 UK Wildlife and The Law ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

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

Cost £60

16/12/2024 Winter Tree ID ONLINE 1 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A half-day online course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf and a set of c.25 labelled UK native twigs posted to your address prior to the course.

Cost £98

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