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Training Directory: Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates Short Courses.

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates

 

Practical training in how to identify, classify and survey reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.  This is sort of an 'everything else'  section!

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 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

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

04/06/2022 Ecology of Bumblebees and their Identification for Beginners 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

Learn about the biology and ecology of these charismatic insects, how to identify our most common species and practise skills in the field; to include an update on the Bombus subterraneus reintroduction project.

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary fee: 5 pounds off.

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 Bees for Development Sustainable Beekeeping Course 2 Days

Ragman's Lane Farm, Gloucestershire, Bees for Development +44 (0)1600 714848? bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org c-js.info/3tCwsNT

Our unique, intensive 2-day course to learn about sustainable beekeeping in practice, developed and delivered by the Bees for Development team. The Course is suitable for both beginners and experienced beekeepers. The focus is on honey bee biology and how you can create the conditions for bees to thrive.

Cost £250

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 Dragonflies 1 Day

Sevenoaks , Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

Learn about the life cycles and habitats of dragonflies and aids to identification, then participate in a field study of adult dragonflies.

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary fee: 5 pounds off.

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

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

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 All About Crayfish: Ecology, monitoring and conservation 2 Days

Mells, Dr Nicky Green & Dr Jen Nightingale 07816512430 ngreencrayfish@gmail.com c-js.info/3gP0wyR

This popular course provides a solid grounding in crayfish ecology and survey methods plus an insight into current conservation techniques, including captive breeding and ark sites. Trainees will monitor and handle native white-clawed and invasive signal crayfish and discuss options for controlling invasive crayfish based on latest research.

Cost £295

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

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3sYKn07

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

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3wR7CdD

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

09/07/2022 An introduction to moths - all sizes and stages 1 Day

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

Learn more about moths and how to identify common varieties

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary fee: 5 pounds off.

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

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3lOWl8u

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 Introduction to Butterflies and day flying? Moths 0.5 Day

High Elms Country Park, idverde Bromley 07483094445 beeche@idverde.co.uk c-js.info/3ES6REy

Short course running for one morning, learn to identify a range of butterflies and day-flying moths in our chalk downland meadow. Find out about their habitats and conservation needs. Involves a walk from High Elms Country Park. Led by the RSPB biodiversity advisor for Idverde Bromley.

Cost £12

14/07/2022 Evening Pond Dipping 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3KnJNja

We are offering adults the chance to relive their fond memories of lazy childhood days, pond dipping on a lovely summers evening at Nower Wood.

Cost £15 members / £27 non-members

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

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

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

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

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

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks N/A biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3wR7CKF

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

30/07/2022 Introduction to Skep Beekeeping 1 Day

Westmill Farm, Oxfordshire, Bees for Development +44 (0)1600 714848? bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org c-js.info/3tCwsNT

A concise, one day course on the art of skep beekeeping. Participants will learn about the history of skeps, referencing some of the old master skeppists, their varying styles of skeps and systems of management. The course will include hands on sessions with artefacts and tools and techniques.

Cost £110

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

08/08/2022 Ecology of Bumblebees and their Identification for Intermediates 1 Day

Tyland Barn and Bluebell hill, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

An identification day - covers all bumblebee species of Britain and includes in depth ecology, lifecycle and an update on Bombus subterraneus reintroduction project.

Cost £35

14/08/2022 Butterflies of Kent 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

Learn more about the butterflies of Kent and their habitats

Cost £35

23/08/2022 Freshwater Invertebrates 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3Jgewgz

Spend an enjoyable day learning about the diverse range of invertebrate species living in our ponds and waterways.

Cost £45 members / £57 non-members

25/08/2022 Amphibian and Reptile Habitat Management 1 Day

Hallglen, Falkirk, Froglife 07972 593603 james.stead@froglife.org www.froglife.org/

Join Froglife on our Come Forth for Wildlife project's free training course - teaching you how to create, manage and restore ponds large and small in addition to managing terrestrial habitats for our amphibians and reptiles. Spaces limited. Course theory starts 9.15am with practical element ending 3.30pm.

Free Course

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

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 Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping 2 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3iIlrEV

This confidence boosting course will cover all you need to know to get you started with beekeeping. Delve into the practicals of equipment, set up, maintenance and sympathetic bee handling skills as well as the lifecycle of bees, how honey and beeswax are processed and possible uses.

03/09/2022 An Introduction to Fossils 1 Day

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

Discover more about fossils, especially those that can be found locally

Cost £35

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

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

24/09/2022 Bees for Development Sustainable Beekeeping Course 2 Days

Ragman's Lane Farm, Gloucestershire, Bees for Development +44 (0)1600 714848? bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org c-js.info/3tCwsNT

Our unique, intensive 2-day course to learn about sustainable beekeeping in practice, developed and delivered by the Bees for Development team. The Course is suitable for both beginners and experienced beekeepers. The focus is on honey bee biology and how you can create the conditions for bees to thrive.

Cost £250

Various Surveying for Protected Species

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

This self-study course consists of videos with information on the
ecology and survey techniques for badgers, dormice, great crested newts, otters, reptiles, and water voles delivered by a Principal Ecologist. It includes legislation and a video of tracks and signs. There are plenty of references for further study and some book suggestions and a couple of quzzes.

Various Reptile and Amphibian ID and Surveying

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

A 3 module course to help you identify all the UK reptile and amphibian species of snake, lizard, frogs, toads and newts. Includes a section on surveying for these species. Self study in your own time.

Contact For Details Seahorse Biology, Ecology and Conservation Course

Online, The Seahorse Trust seahorsesurveycourse@aol.co.uk

A new self-guided online course covering a range of topics including seahorse biology and ecology based on the Trust's research, and considers threats to these and other marine species, and the approach used to conserve species and habitats. Proceeds directly support the work of The Seahorse Trust.

Cost £65

Various Identifying and recording the butterflies of Central Scotland

Online, Butterfly Conservation amccluskey@butterfly-conservation.org c-js.info/2X8UpNf

Join this free online course to find out how to identify and record the butterflies of Central Scotland.

Free Course

Various ARC's Bitesize Herpetology Courses

Online, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation www.arc-trust.org/training

ARC’s expert staff have created a new series of free, introductory training modules for anyone with an interest in amphibians and reptiles. It’s a great way to increase your knowledge of herpetology, at a pace and time that suits you. The five courses currently available cover identification skills for the 13 native species widespread non-natives. Good luck and have fun!

Free Course

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Reptile Ecology, ID and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, ID and surveying of all UK reptile species via videos.

Cost £80

Various Unlocking your wildlife career

Online, Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams c-js.info/3izM2lQ

Are you a wildlife student or early career wildlife professional? Are you struggling to get a paid or long term wildlife role? Do you want to stop feeling stuck & learn what you can do to move forward in your wildlife career? YES? This free webinar is for you!

Contact For Details Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training Course 10 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/3zi63Vp

Starts April 2022.  This comprehensive vocational course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience.

Cost £1,350 before January 2022, £1,450 thereafter

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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