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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!

28/01/2022 Seahorses of the UK: 20 Years of Research 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3HCcuqM

Join this talk to learn about the two different seahorse species that live in the coastal waters of Britain: the Spiny Seahorse and the Short Snouted Seahorse. The Seahorse Trust has been researching seahorses in the UK for over 20 years.

Free Course

01/02/2022 Learn to Love Slugs and Snails (Worcester) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/344v8Je

If you?re interested in finding out more about slugs and snails but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Slugs and Snails is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

02/02/2022 Centipede Identification with Microscopes (Worcester) 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of centipedes through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species of centipedes in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

03/02/2022 Soil Invertebrates Volunteer ID Day (Worcester) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/355k0MP

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

04/02/2022 Freshwater Fish Identification on the Riverbank 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3G01LpN

There are roughly 50 fish that spend some of their lives living in freshwater in the British Isles, with a lot of them look very similar. This talk will identify some of the main species and give a few hints and tips on what to look for when faced with a slippery specimen.

Free Course

08/02/2022 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 08 February 1 Day

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

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

08/02/2022 Field Identification of Woodlice (London) 1 Day

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

On this course you will learn about woodlice classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of woodlice using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

09/02/2022 Woodlice Identification with Microscopes (London) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Ar6oqL

On this course you can delve into the identification of woodlice through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species of woodlice in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

09/02/2022 Introduction to surveying Scotland's amphibians 1 Day

Online (zoom), Amphibian and Reptile Conservation rachael@arc-trust.org c-js.info/3qWfngN

We urgently need volunteer surveyors across Scotland. If you would like to get involved with our citizen science and conservation work, join our free online Introduction to surveying Scotland's amphibians course. The training will run for approximately one hour and there will be time at the end for questions.

Free Course

10/02/2022 Learn to Love Earthworms (Worcester) 1 Day

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

If you?re interested in finding out more about woodlice but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Woodlice is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

10/02/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 10 February 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Iv2hNd

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

11/02/2022 Soil Invertebrate Field Recorder Day (Worcester) 1 Day

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

Join like-minded people with an interest in biological recording for a day of soil invertebrate surveying in an informal environment. We will use a variety of techniques to collect earthworm specimens (booking is essential).

Free Course

14/02/2022 Earthworm Identification with Microscopes (Worcester) 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of earthworms through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species of earthworms in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

15/02/2022 Earthworm Volunteer ID Day (Worcester) 1 Day

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

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

16/02/2022 Introduction to surveying Scotland's reptiles 1 Day

Online (zoom), Amphibian and Reptile Conservation rachael@arc-trust.org c-js.info/3FW7SdZ

We urgently need volunteer surveyors across Scotland. If you would like to get involved with our citizen science and conservation work, join our free online Introduction to surveying Scotland's reptiles course. The training will run for approximately one hour and there will be time at the end for questions.

Free Course

18/02/2022 Identifying and Recording Woodlice (Residential) 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/30ASCUK

On this 3-day course, you will learn about Identifying and Recording Woodlice. It covers their taxonomy and ecology, collection techniques, and how to preserve specimens. You will also receive guidance when identifying in the field or using a microscope, and all the necessary identification keys will be provided.

Cost ££50.00

18/02/2022 More Than Just Fish Food: The ecosystem services provided by aquatic insects 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3G0CAUb

Ecosystem services and benefits provided by freshwater insects are diverse and wide-ranging including decomposition and nutrient cycling, food for a wider range of species including humans, and the inspiration for art, music, and literature. This talk will explore some of these services and benefits with examples from around the world.

Free Course

22/02/2022 Field Identification of Centipedes (London) 1 Day

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

On this course you will learn about centipedes classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of centipedes using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

22/02/2022 Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates with Microscopes (Worcester) 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of freshwater invertebrates 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.

23/02/2022 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 23 February 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3KC8ysA

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

23/02/2022 Centipede Identification with Microscopes (London) 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of centipedes through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species of centipedes in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

23/02/2022 Monitoring amphibians and reptiles 1 Day

Online (zoom), Amphibian and Reptile Conservation survey-coordinator@arc-trust.org c-js.info/3nUbRkX

Suitable for beginners of those already experience with surveying, sign up to this free online training course to learn how to use ARC's new mobile and online surveying app!

Free Course

24/02/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 24 February 1 Day

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

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

25/02/2022 The A to Z of Bee-flies 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3HEMif9

This webinar will introduce the cast of bee-fly species in the UK, provide the latest news on what they get up to, and let you know how to join in with Bee-fly Watch 2022. As both pollinators and parasitoids of solitary bees and wasps, the bee-flies lead truly remarkable life-cycles.

Free Course

01/03/2022 Terrestrial Invertebrate Sampling Techniques (Shropshire) 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3u8q3ej

The course will start with an introduction to invertebrate collecting, why it is necessary, and how to collect responsibly. Most of the day will be spent outdoors where you will be taken through the methods involved in collecting different terrestrial invertebrate groups found at this time of year.

02/03/2022 Identifying Terrestrial Invertebrates with Microscopes (Shropshire) 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3GVxLvz

This course is a gentle introduction to invertebrate identification for those that are have had limited or no experience of viewing them under a microscope. We will use microscopes, identification keys and guide you through a combination of classroom and lab sessions to build up your knowledge, skills and confidence.

02/03/2022 Learn to Love Ants (London) 1 Day

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3FOFA4Y

If you?re interested in finding out more about ants but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love ants is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

03/03/2022 Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates with Microscopes (Shropshire) 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3g7ye2h

On this course you can delve into the identification of freshwater invertebrates 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.

04/03/2022 Monitoring Endangered Species of Beetle Using Pheromone Lures 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/31wgTfv

This talk will describe how using chemicals produced by the insects themselves can be used to monitor endangered species of beetle. The use of pheromone lures to detect endangered species is a non-lethal and highly targeted means of monitoring these sometimes very difficult to observe species.

Free Course

05/03/2022 Monitoring amphibians and reptiles 1 Day

Online (zoom), Amphibian and Reptile Conservation survey-coordinator@arc-trust.org c-js.info/3FVuX04

Suitable for beginners of those already experience with surveying, sign up to this free online training course to learn how to use ARC's new mobile and online surveying app!

Free Course

05/03/2022 Amphibian Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day

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

Understand the importance of habitats to the different amphibians. You will learn how to recognize the key species and be part of a torchlight survey.

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

07/03/2022 Introduction to UK amphibians and reptiles 2 Days

Folly Farm, Stowey, Bishop Sutton, BS39 4DW, Avon Wildlife Trust 07421226110 learning@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk c-js.info/34s87Ao

Explore the lives of UK amphibians and reptiles and how you can help them thrive on this 2-part course led by ecologist Matt Collis. One of the practical skills you will gain, is how to carry out an amphibian or reptile survey, which can enhance your career and volunteering opportunities.

Cost £50

08/03/2022 Learn to Love Craneflies (London) 1 Day

Morden Hall Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3KEamRO

If you?re interested in finding out more about craneflies but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Craneflies is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

08/03/2022 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 08 March 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3rLYtR0

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

10/03/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 10 March 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tOO3CZ

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

11/03/2022 Learn to Love Ants (Worcester) 1 Day

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

If you?re interested in finding out more about ants but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love ants is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

15/03/2022 Learn to Love Craneflies (Worcester) 1 Day

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

If you?re interested in finding out more about craneflies but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Craneflies is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

15/03/2022 Learn to Love Riverflies (London) 1 Day

Morden Hall Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3rDhu8e

If you?re interested in finding out more about riverflies but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Riverflies is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

16/03/2022 Learn to Love Slugs and Snails (London) 1 Day

Morden Hall Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Aqszxq

If you?re interested in finding out more about slugs and snails but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. This is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

17/03/2022 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 17 March 1 Day

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

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

21/03/2022 Fly Identification with Microscopes: Families (London) 2 Days

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of flies 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.

22/03/2022 Learn to Love Riverflies (Worcester) 1 Day

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

If you?re interested in finding out more about riverflies but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Riverflies is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

23/03/2022 Field Identification of Stonefly Larvae (Worcester) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3qTOr17

On this course you will learn about Riverfly classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of riverfly using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

23/03/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 23 March 1 Day

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

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

24/03/2022 Learn to Love Ants(London) 1 Day

Perivale Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3rKyuJS

If you?re interested in finding out more about ants but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love ants is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

24/03/2022 Field Identification of Mayfly Larvae (Worcester) 1 Day

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

On this course you will learn about mayfly 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.

25/03/2022 British Intertidal Marine Isopods 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3n34RBP

In this talk, we will explore their relationship with woodlice, and cover some of the species you can find, how to find them, and how to go about identifying and recording them. The new British Myriapod & Isopod Intertidal Marine Isopod recording scheme is also introduced.

Free Course

25/03/2022 Riverfly Field Recorder Day (Shropshire) 1 Day

Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/341ceTV

Join like-minded people with an interest in biological recording for a day of riverfly surveying 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 with the help of our expert tutor.

Free Course

30/03/2022 Learn to Love Earthworms (London) 1 Day

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tQHu2y

If you?re interested in finding out more about earthworms but don?t feel ready for a beginner?s ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Earthworms is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

31/03/2022 Field Identification of Craneflies (London) 1 Day

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

On this course you will learn about cranefly classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of cranefly using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

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

01/04/2022 Cranefly Identification with Microscopes (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3u6TKw7

On this course you can delve into the identification of craneflies 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

05/04/2022 Field Identification of Spiders (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/32D8k3b

On this course you will learn about spider classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of spiders using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

06/04/2022 Spider ID with Microscopes 1. Families (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3r5AkFS

On this course you can delve into the identification of spiders 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

06/04/2022 Dragonfly Larvae and Exuviae ID with Microscopes (Shropshire) 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3ACUw54

On this course you can delve into the identification of dragnfly larvae and exuviae 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

07/04/2022 Spider ID with Microscopes 2. Species (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/341VYSG

On this course you can delve into the identification of spiders 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

07/04/2022 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 07 April 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3o5FOia

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

08/04/2022 Fossils and fun 1 Day

Stroud, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3r5SN5h

In this experience, you will go fossil hunting for ancient sea creatures and have a go at dry stone walling - using the stone to make this iconic landscape feature. Set in a stunning quarry off the beaten track, you will see the lengths the quarrymen went to get their prize.

Cost £25

11/04/2022 Hogsmill Nature Reserve Field Recorder Day (London) 1 Day

Hogsmill Nature Reserve, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/35iQ8g3

Join like-minded people for a day identifying and surveying for both terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates at Hogsmill Nature Reserve. Naturalists of all levels (from beginner to expert) will be able to share their experiences with peers and help one another improve knowledge and build confidence in biological recording.

Free Course

12/04/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 12 April 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3o4FjF2

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

13/04/2022 Learn to Love Beetles (London) 1 Day

Lesnes Abbey Lodge, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3o7NekT

If you're interested in finding out more about beetles but don't feel ready for a beginner's ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Beetles is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

Cost £10

13/04/2022 Field Identification of Slugs (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3u6OXLk

On this course you will learn about slug classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of slugs using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

13/04/2022 Dragonfly Exuviae Volunteer ID Day (Worcester) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3G9ddOW

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

14/04/2022 Earthworm Identification with Microscopes (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3ADSbH5

On this course you can delve into the identification of earthworms 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

19/04/2022 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 19 April 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3KPIZV2

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

20/04/2022 Slug Identification with Microscopes (London) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3H8aJ4J

On this course you can delve into the identification of slugs 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

20/04/2022 Field ID of Slugs (Worcester) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3KJp5eh

On this course you will learn about slugs classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of slugs using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

21/04/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 21 April 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/33PZO1u

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

22/04/2022 Fossils and fun 1 Day

Stroud, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3r5SN5h

In this experience, you will go fossil hunting for ancient sea creatures and have a go at dry stone walling - using the stone to make this iconic landscape feature. Set in a stunning quarry off the beaten track, you will see the lengths the quarrymen went to get their prize.

Cost £25

25/04/2022 Reptile Ecology, Survey, Mitigation and Adder Handling 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This course is designed to enable you to identify UK reptile species, identify suitable reptile habitat, undertake reptile survey and develop reptile mitigation strategies. The course is part classroom and part field based to provide practical survey and handling experience.

Cost £140

26/04/2022 Learn to Love Hoverflies (Birmingham) 1 Day

RSPB Sandwell Valley, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3IAbKTE

If you're interested in finding out more about hoverflies but don't feel ready for a beginner's ID workshop, then this is the course for you. Learn To Love Hoverflies is a gentle introduction to the UK species, introducing aspects of their biology, ecology and behaviour.

Cost £10

26/04/2022 Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 26 April 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3KPo58b

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

27/04/2022 Great Crested Newt Ecology and Survey Techniques 2 x 0.5 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This is introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake GCN surveys and is aimed at those working in consultancy or conservation. This course is part classroom and part field based. Course content

Cost £120

27/04/2022 Money Spider ID with Microscopes (London) 2 Days

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

About one third of all UK spider species are the tiny (less than 3mm long) Money Spiders (Linyphiidae) most of which require microscopic examination in order to reliably identify to species. Join us and take a deep dive into this arachnid microworld with this 2-day course.

Cost £20

28/04/2022 Green Farm Field Recorder Day (Worcestershire) 1 Day

Green Farm, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/340nJuV

Join us at Green Farm for a day of sampling the resident invertebrates. We will use a variety of techniques to collect and identify as many different species as possible. Throughout the day we will build a species list and all records will be submitted through iRecord.

Free Course

29/04/2022 Can you use earthworms to indicate healthy soil? 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3eXWSBz

In this talk, we?ll discuss whether finding earthworms in soil is a good indicator of healthy soil, what factors control the presence of earthworms in soil and how many holes you have to dig to find an earthworm.

Free Course

29/04/2022 Identifying and Recording Earthworms - Residential (Shropshire) 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3o0UY8g

With a mix of classroom presentations, laboratory-based sessions, and field-based activities our expert tutors will guide you through the lifestyles, ecology, and morphology of UK earthworms. Attendees will be provided with detailed information on sampling equipment and techniques with practical hands-on opportunities to collect live specimens.

Cost £50

29/04/2022 Lesnes Abbey Wood Field Recorder Day (London) 1 Day

Lesnes Abbey Lodge, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3u35Nuo

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day identifying and surveying for terrestrial invertebrates in an informal environment at Lesnes Abbey Wood. Situated in South East London, this unique site offers 88 hectares of ancient woodland, a park and a ruined abbey.

Free Course

30/04/2022 Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping 2 Days

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

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.

10/05/2022 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

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

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

Cost £165

12/05/2022 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

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

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

Cost £165

14/05/2022 Responsible Beekeeping for Beginners 1 Day

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

An introductory two-day course for anyone interested in learning more about bees and the craft of beekeeping.

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

16/05/2022 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

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

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

Cost £165

17/05/2022 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

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

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

Cost £180

21/05/2022 Reptile Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day

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

Discover how to identify reptiles and learn about their habitat requirements. Then search for them in a nearby nature reserve.

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

22/05/2022 Introduction to Solitary Bees 1 Day

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

Introduction to the ecology and identification of solitary bees, with a mixture of classroom and field sessions

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

27/05/2022 Soldierflies and Allies ? What are they and how to record them. 0.5 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3JNXeJq

With around 160 species in Britain, these charismatic flies have very specialist lifestyles and habitat niches that make them vulnerable to habitat disturbance and as such, they can serve as excellent habitat quality indicators.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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