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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!

21/04/2021 The Inside Out of Flies (Natural History Live) 1 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

Flies are some of the most ignored insects, even among entomologists. Erica hopes to dispel some of the myths that surround these marvellous beasts and give some insight into how they have managed become the explorers, the medics, the recyclers, the farmers to name but a few of their professions.

28/04/2021 Some Like It Hot: Butterflies in a changing climate (Natural History Live) 1 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

Our climate is rapidly changing, but what does this mean for an insect? Marcus will be discussing his research on microclimate and its importance for butterflies, with reference to his studies of Silver-studded Blues on former mining sites in Cornwall.

28/04/2021 Discovering Earthworms (online) 4 Days

Online, FSC BioLinks 01743 852100 biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

The course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge of earthworm biology, ecology, behaviour and basic collection methods in order to embark on their earthworm journey.

11/05/21 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 1.5 Days

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

An introduction to the identification and ecology of Great Crested Newts, the legislation protecting them, the application of the Habitat Suitability Index, Survey Techniques including eDNA and mitigation measures. On passing the assessment, partipants will be provided with a certificate which can be used towards a licence application.

Cost £157

24/06/21 Bumblebees - Ecology and Identification 2021 1 Day

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

A 1-day course giving participants an introduction to the recognition, identification and ecology of bumblebees

Cost £71

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!

07/09/2021 All About Crayfish 2 Days

Mendip Hills, Nicky Green & Jen Nightingale 07816512430 ngreencrayfish@gmail.com

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

Cost £275

29/09/2021 The Tanyptera Project (Natural History Live) 1 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

An introduction to the different aspects of the Tanyptera project, including what’s being done to promote and facilitate entomology in North West England and how to get involved. Some of the Nationally Rare and Endangered invertebrates found as part of project’s survey work will also feature.

Various 1-2-1 Beekeeper for a Day Exclusive Gift Experience 1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2DEnYfS

For the ultimate experience day, our exclusive one-to-one beekeeping gift experience is a full day working alongside a beekeeper, helping to inspect bees and work through the day's jobs. With plenty of opportunity to ask questions, these exclusive experience days are limited to just one individual and we make just six days available each year.

Cost £250.00

Various Beekeeper for a Day Gift Experience 1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2DEnYfS

You'll receive an experience day gift voucher, which explains how the recipient can select the experience day dates available, beautifully presented in our artisan gift box tied with Bees for Business ribbon.

Cost £125.00

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!

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.