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

Azure damselfly (image: Karen Arnold / Pixabay)

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!

18/07/2024 The Asian Hornet - Vespa velutina nigrathorax 1 Day

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

Learn how to identify this voracious predator of insects and how to slow its spread.

Cost £15

20/07/2024 Introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies 2 Days

Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/44ZRQOf

This beginner course is for anyone with a desire to learn more about identifying these insects. Open to all levels of ability, we aim to introduce you to a number of dragonflies and damselflies so that you will be confident in your abilities to identify them and make species records.

Cost £170

20/07/2024 Introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies (2 Days) 2 Days

Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/44ZRQOf

This beginner course is aimed at all those with a desire to learn more about identifying these stunning insects. Open to all levels of ability, you will be introduced to a number of dragonflies and damselflies so you can confidently identify them and make species records.

Cost £170

04/08/2024 How to conduct a butterfly survey 2 Days

Bore Place, Kent, Bore Place 01732 463255 volunteering@boreplace.org c-js.info/3OiLimF

A free training session to learn how to conduct a butterfly survey. Your new skills will enable you to join our citizen science programme and undertake butterfly surveys for Bore Place (and elsewhere!) No knowledge or experience necessary, pre-booking essential, 18+ only.

Free Course

10/08/2024 Ecology of Bumblebees and their Identification for Intermediates 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/wildlife-study-days

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

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

29/08/2024 Bumblebee Identification 1 Day

Albert Memorial Hall, Ballater, AB35 5QB, Scottish Countryside Rangers Association 07855170747 judybaxter@cairngorms.co.uk

Join Annie Ives from Bumblebee Conservation Trust to learn more about bumblebee ecology, identification, and conservation with top tips for identifying both common and scarce Scottish bumblebees in the classroom before heading out to test your skills in the field.

Cost £FREE (organised with & funded by Bumblebee Conservation Trust)

31/08/2024 An Introduction to Fossils 1 Day

Sevenoaks, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/wildlife-study-days

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

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

19/09/2024 Bee Conservation - Online

Online, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AHirSo

This beginner course will introduce you to the threats bees are facing, and how conservationists and citizen scientists are taking action to reduce their decline. You can work through this course content and assignments at your own pace at a time that suits you.

Cost £10

19/09/2024 Marine Connections: from Seagrasses to Cetaceans 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cBtMEv

This training is relevant to ecologists, conservation managers and biodiversity officers to understand the importance of the marine environment and the complex relationships and connections that exist within it. It is suitable for beginners and will help professional ecologists or those just starting out.

23/09/2024 Earthworms of the UK Part 2 0.5 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company c-js.info/4aLbK1K

The UK has 31 species of earthworms that can be found occurring in natural habitats that have been recorded to date. This presentation will explore 10 of these species and discuss what we know and what we don't know about them, such as ecology, distribution, taxonomy and rarity.

Cost £10

02/10/2024 Damselflies of the UK Part 1 0.2 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company Ltd c-js.info/3XuVIoC

The UK is home to 20 species of Damselfly that breed in the UK, predatory insects known for their fascinating life cycles, dazzling colours and impressive flight abilities. We’ll discuss the demoiselle, emerald, red and red-eyed species, including the following: identification, ecology, behaviour, geographic distributions, rarity and conservation status.

Cost £10

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

24/10/2024 Freshwater Leeches of the UK 0.5 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company c-js.info/3U6dNpK

This presentation will explore some of these distinctive freshwater leech species, with tips on their ID features, ecology and distribution - as well as where and how you might find them. At the end of the session, learners should feel more comfortable submitting records of freshwater leeches to iRecord.

Cost £10

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 Surveying for Protected Species

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 Reptile Ecology, ID and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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.

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