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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!

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

15/08/2022 Vespoid Wasp Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of wasps 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

16/08/2022 Bee Genera Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

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

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.

Cost £10

16/08/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day @ Bushy Park (16 Aug) 1 Day

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

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

17/08/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day @ Bishops Wood (17 Aug) 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tX5ZdA

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

20/08/2022 Learn to Love Harvestmen 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tX5v7v

If you're interested in finding out more about harvestmen 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.

Cost £10

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

23/08/2022 Ant ID with Microscopes 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3QGr5H9

On this course you can delve into the identification of ants 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

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

25/08/2022 Learn to Love Harvestmen 1 Day

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tX4TyP

If you're interested in finding out more about Harvestmen 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.

Cost £10

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

26/08/2022 Invertebrate Field Recorder Day @ Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (26 Aug) 1 Day

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

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day identifying and surveying invertebrates in an informal environment at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The day will involve using a range of techniques to survey for and collect a variety of invertebrate specimens.

Free Course

27/08/2022 Field Identification of Harvestmen 1 Day

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

On this course you will learn about Harvestmen 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

30/08/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day @ Bushy Park (30 Aug) 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/39OrG93

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

31/08/2022 Leafhopper Identification with Microscopes 1: Subfamilies 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of leafhoppers 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

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

06/09/2022 Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of solitary wasps 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.

07/09/2022 Social Wasp ID with Microscopes 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OtIrp4

On this course you can delve into the identification of social wasps 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.

07/09/2022 Small Dung Beetle ID with Microscopes: Aphodiinae 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OTmoI6

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.

08/09/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

10/09/2022 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

12/09/2022 Leafhopper Identification with Microscopes 2: Species 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Pa0G31

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

13/09/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

14/09/2022 Dung Beetle ID with Microscopes: Genera 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OO9co0

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.

20/09/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OtIu4e

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

23/09/2022 Freshwater Invertebrate, Harvestman & Beetle Field Recorder Day 1 Day

Tolworth Court Farm, London, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3nr7EVd

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. At over 50ha its size and location along the chalk stream of the Hogsmill River in Kingston mean it is an important place for nature.

Free Course

23/09/2022 Spiders of Surrey 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3vmBfU5

Learn to love the spiders that live in Surrey. There will be a classroom session before venturing into the woods in search of these fabulous eight legged creatures.

Cost £37.00

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

27/09/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OzUl0z

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

28/09/2022 Small Dung Beetle ID with Microscopes: Aphodiinae 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3a2E8Ch

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.

29/09/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Nz2YqS

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

01/10/2022 Encountering the Spiders of Oxfordshire 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3bfzoK7

Spiders play an extremely important role as general insect predators in both natural and urban habitats. Come along and learn about the fascinating spiders in our gardens, parks and nature reserves with two local spider experts – Lawrence Bee and Dr Thomas Hesselberg.

Cost £85.00+

03/10/2022 Learn to Love Springtails 1 Day

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

If you're interested in finding out more about springtails 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.

Cost £10

04/10/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yJPd4B

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

05/10/2022 Cranefly Identification with Microscopes: Species 1 Day

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

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

07/10/2022 Discovering Amphibians: Identification and Ecology

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OKDg44

This introductory course will introduce you to the key characteristics of amphibians, and will then look more in-depth into the identification and ecology of UK species. It's a great introduction for anyone with an interest and for those looking at taking their first steps into an ecology career.

07/10/2022 Soil Invertebrate Field Recorder Day 1 Day

Tolworth Court Farm, London, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NQfAKk

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. At over 50ha its size and location along the chalk stream of the Hogsmill River in Kingston mean it is an important place for nature.

Free Course

11/10/2022 Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes 1 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Rg60n0

On this course you can delve into the identification of solitary wasps 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

12/10/2022 Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes 2 1 Day

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

On this course you can delve into the identification of solitary wasps 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

18/10/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

18/10/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bKlFL5

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

19/10/2022 Field Identification of Centipedes 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NNwCJ5

On this course you will learn about centipede 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.

Cost £10

25/10/2022 Discovering Earthworms (Online) 1 Day

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

This course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge needed of earthworm biology, ecology, behaviour and diversity to embark on their earthworm journey, as well as putting this knowledge into practice by finding earthworms in their natural habitat and categorising them into one of four ecological categories.

Cost £20

25/10/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

25/10/2022 Field ID of Springtails 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NOXN6u

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

Cost £10

26/10/2022 Field Identification of Woodlice 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, 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.

Cost £10

26/10/2022 Cranefly Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3PczG2u

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

27/10/2022 Woodlice Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, 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 in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £10

01/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

02/11/2022 Discoering Byrophytes 4 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bL31mk

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts, collectively known as bryophytes. This course is a introduction to bryophytes, which can be quite a complicated group to first begin with. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them.

Cost £60

02/11/2022 Centipede Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

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

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

Free Course

03/11/2022 Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice Field Recorder Day 1 Day

Knapp and Papermill, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bW9sD4

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day of identifying and surveying in an informal environment. Naturalists of all levels (from beginner to expert) will be able to share their knowledge with peers and help each other improve knowledge and build confidence in biological recording.

Free Course

03/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yPJ338

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

09/11/2022 Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

16/11/2022 Earthworm Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yO93fe

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

17/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

17/11/2022 Earthworm Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

This Day will involve sorting through specimens collected on Field Recorder Days and identifying the specimens to species. An earthworm specialist from the Earthworm Society of Britain will be on hand to verify specimens identified by the volunteers and to submit the records generated to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme.

Free Course

18/11/2022 Earthworm Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

This Day will involve sorting through specimens collected on Field Recorder Days and identifying the specimens to species. An earthworm specialist from the Earthworm Society of Britain will be on hand to verify specimens identified by the volunteers and to submit the records generated to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme.

Free Course

23/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

29/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3akxYO3

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

30/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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

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

04/02/2023 Bumblebees and Other Wild Pollinators: How We Can Help 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3zgqMe2

Bumblebees and other pollinators are essential for many ecosystems. However, they are seriously affected by human activities. You can help wild pollinators with fun and simple measures. Join us in Oxford to learn how.

Cost £85.00+

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 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 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

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