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Training Directory:Identification and Field Survey Skills - Plants and Habitats Short Courses

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Plants and Habitats

 

Practical training in how to identify higher and lower orders of plants, how to classify vegetation groups and invasive alien species, also survey techniques. This page also details courses where a full habitat is considered.

20/04/2024 Leadership, navigation & the environment 2 Days

Streatley, Reading, Nature's Work 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk c-js.info/49B0gwP

This outdoor learning event is aimed at trainees and holders of Mountain training walking scheme awards. There are 8 half day workshops to select from covering topics such as navigation, the outdoor classroom, leadership and the environment.

Cost £160

22/04/2024 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the key bryophytes that are commonly found in grassland, heathland and woodland in lowland Britain

Cost £60

22/04/2024 Wildlife Live Webinar - Suffolk's ancient woodland 0.5 Day

Online, Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 wild.learning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/3UdOoMs

Hannah Alred, biological records officer for the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS), has some interesting findings to share with us from her research into Suffolk's Ancient Woodland Inventory (AWI).

Cost £3/5/10

24/04/2024 Plant Identification 1 Day

Dunkeld, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/49lYXBT

This course includes lectures/group discussion; part-field observation and covers - understanding Scottish habitats and species; identification, vascular plant characteristics; key species and methods; plant ID keys; ecological requirements; habitats and species; plant ecological requirements; different vegetation types, key species; topography, common species, habitats; plant identification and species indicators for habitats.

25/04/2024 Phase 1 Habitat Survey 2 Days

Dunkeld, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3T6Jjoe

This course is aimed at consultants, botanists and ecologists involved in the conservation, surveying and classification of habitats in Scotland. The two day course provides an introduction to vegetation identification to identify the characteristics of main Phase1 habitats during the winter months and plan surveys for the following summer season.

25/04/2024 Plant Identification and Botanical Keys 2 Days

Online, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4bO5FlI

At the end of this course you should be able to use different parts of a plant, such as reproductive organs, stem, leaves and hairs, as identification features. You should also be able to use a botanical key to narrow down a plant specimen to species level.

27/04/2024 Identifying Woodland Plants 1 Day

Nettlecomb Court, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3JVx75y

This beginner course will introduce you to the most common plant groups and species found in native woodlands. We will be looking at a wide range of species groups, including trees, shrubs, smaller plants including a few common mosses and liverworts.

Cost £80

27/04/2024 Secrets of spring leaves - Natural dye workshop 0.5 Day

Brinscall, Wildwood Days CIC 07910476274 info@wildwooddays.co.uk wildwooddays.co.uk/

Sophie Outen, our local medicinal herbalist, is back with another fantastic herbal workshop. Join us for a guided walk through the beautiful Brinscall woods looking at the medicinal value of the plants we find along the way. This year Sophie is doing a series of seasonal walks in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Cost £20

29/04/2024 Around Britain in 20 ferns and their allies ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at ferns and fern allies, covering all the commonly found species as well as a few rarer specialities.

Cost £60

01/05/2024 Early Season Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Early season/vegetative grass and sedge identification ?-?Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

01/05/2024 Woodlands: A Habitat Introduction 2 Days

London: Beckenham Place Park, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OaL6Wx

This beginner to intermediate course is designed to give you a broad introduction to woodland habitats in Britain. You will learn to identify key woodland indicator species, as well as get to know the characteristics of different woodland habitat types and how to recognise when woodlands are healthy and thriving.

Cost £130

01/05/2024 Introduction to National Vegetation Classification 2 Days

Birnam Guest House, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3TkSbXO

We will be looking at Scottish species and habitats, including: Plant characteristics and relationship to vegetation communities, the NVC identification keys, key species and associations as well as quadrat methods and analysis of data, floristic tables and data tables and interpretation.

03/05/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 1 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 1/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

04/05/2024 Introduction to Wildflower Identification 1 Day

Betws Bledwrs, Lampeter, SA48 8PB, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre 01570 493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk www.denmarkfarm.org.uk/

Can you identify wildflowers by leaf, flower or colour? If not, or you want to further your ID skills, join us on our workshop. We will look at leaves, flowers, shape and more. There is an amazing variety of flowers at here, all ready to discover on this short workshop.

Cost £25 or free

04/05/2024 Rocky Shores: A Habitat Introduction 2 Days

Millport, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3u5jgnJ

Rocky shorelines are home to a remarkable diversity of organisms. This immersive beginner course will be a chance for you to explore life on the rocks and in the pools, encountering many of the species that are characteristic of the UK coastline.

Cost £170

04/05/2024 Identifying Grasses Using Vegetative Features 2 Days

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3DYaCcq

This beginner-intermediate course will help you develop your skills in identifying grasses using vegetative features. You will briefly look at flowering features before diving into the world of vegetative features, and looking for grasses in a variety of habitats alongside an expert tutor.

Cost £170

04/05/2024 Cader Idris - the mountain environment 1 Day

Dolgellau, Snowdonia, North Wales, Nature's Work 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk c-js.info/49B0gwP

A day exploring the nature, geology and landscapes of Cader Idris, a magnificent mountain at the southern end of Eryri (Snowdonia). With its colossal cliffs harbouring rare arctic-alpine flowers and glaciated cwms and wooded valleys there is a huge amount to discover in this special region.

Cost £50

05/05/2024 A morning at Ham Fen 1 Day

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

An exciting opportunity to visit Kent's last remaining Fen.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

08/05/2024 Identifying Wildflower Families (Online)

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

Develop your botanical knowledge as you begin to explore the most common UK wildflower families in this beginner to intermediate online course. Becoming familiar with the most common families is a great way to start your botanical identification journey.

Cost £30

08/05/2024 Habitat Surveying: An Introduction 1 Day

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4aZd5SX

This course is designed to give a theoretical and practical experience in botanical and habitat survey techniques available in the UK. You will learn how to select the appropriate methods for vegetation surveying and data collection in different habitats.

Cost £110

10/05/2024 Identifying Woodland Plants (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3jJ6rdG

Develop skills in woodland plant identification, concentrating not just on trees and the more colourful woodland herbs, but also on the traditionally difficult groups such as woodland grasses, sedges, mosses, liverworts and ferns. The course will be delivered through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical fieldwork.

Cost £366 - 570

10/05/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 2/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

10/05/2024 Woodland Plants - Identification and Survey 1 Day

Garston Woods , Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1-day course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify a wide range of woodland plants

Cost £90

10/05/2024 An Introduction Geology 1 Day

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

Investigate rocks and minerals and learn about fossils and plate tectonics

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

11/05/2024 Orchid Hunting in the Chiltern Hills 1 Day

Chilterns, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course with a chance to see a range of orchids and the specialised habitats they grow in.

Cost £80

11/05/2024 Habitat Surveying: An Introduction 1 Day

Buckden Village Hall, Buckden, Skipton, North Yorkshire, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4aZd5SX

This course is designed to give a theoretical and practical experience in botanical and habitat survey techniques available in the UK. You will learn how to select the appropriate methods for vegetation surveying and data collection in different habitats.

Cost £110

11/05/2024 Ferns: An Introduction 1 Day

London: Bushy Park, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3O8wXcG

During this course, you will start by looking at the basics of the biological definition of a fern and their place in the plant kingdom. You will be introduced to the common fern species found in the UK, studying their biology, ecology and key differences.

Cost £65

11/05/2024 Habitat Surveying: An Introduction 1 Day

Epping Forest Field Centre, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4aZd5SX

This course is designed to give a theoretical and practical experience in botanical and habitat survey techniques available in the UK. You will learn how to select the appropriate methods for vegetation surveying and data collection in different habitats.

Cost £110

11/05/2024 Wildflowers: An Introduction to Botanical Skills 2 Days

Hill End Outdoor Education Centre, Eynsham Road, Cumnor, Oxford, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3SlGJum

This beginner-level course will introduce you to the key features of flowering plants and guide you through using these to identify wildflowers. As you become familiar with the features of plants from a range of different species, your confidence and ability to use field guides and identification keys will grow.

Cost £130

12/05/2024 Woodland mosses for beginners 1 Day

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

Learn more about the complex lives and identification of mosses

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

12/05/2024 Habitat Surveying: An Introduction 1 Day

Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall, West Yorkshire, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4aZd5SX

This course is designed to give a theoretical and practical experience in botanical and habitat survey techniques available in the UK. You will learn how to select the appropriate methods for vegetation surveying and data collection in different habitats.

Cost £110

13/05/2024 Around Britain in 20 Rushes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

13/05/2024 Early Season Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Early season/vegetative grass and sedge identification ?-?Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

13/05/2024 Woodlands: A Habitat Introduction 2 Days

Low Barns Nature Reserve, Durham Wildlife Trust, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OaL6Wx

This beginner to intermediate course is designed to give you a broad introduction to woodland habitats in Britain. You will learn to identify key woodland indicator species, as well as get to know the characteristics of different woodland habitat types and how to recognise when woodlands are healthy and thriving.

Cost £130

15/05/2024 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A half-day online course which will teach participants how to get to grips with the 1997 Hedgerow Regulations.

Cost £60

17/05/2024 Discovering Trees (Online)

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

During this course you will build your knowledge of trees and explore their incredible biology and ecology. Later topics take you through introducing the two main types of trees found in the UK.

Cost £60

17/05/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 3 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 3/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

18/05/2024 Orchid Hunting in the Chiltern Hills 1 Day

Chilterns, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course with a chance to see a range of orchids and the specialised habitats they grow in.

Cost £80

18/05/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

London: Bushy Park, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This course will provide you with an introduction to wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field. It will enable you to build skills in identifying wildflower families, in the presence of an expert tutor.

Cost £65

18/05/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

Epping Forest Field Centre, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This course will provide you with an introduction to wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field. It will enable you to build skills in identifying wildflower families, in the presence of an expert tutor.

Cost £65

18/05/2024 Wildflowers: An Introduction to Botanical Skills 2 Days

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

This beginner-level course will introduce you to the key features of flowering plants and guide you through using these to identify wildflowers. As you become familiar with the features of plants from a range of different species, your confidence and ability to use field guides and identification keys will grow.

Cost £130

18/05/2024 Plant Families Workshop 1 Day

Townhill Community Centre, Dunfermline, BSBI aileenammeek@gmail.com c-js.info/4alskEC

The Plant Families workshops are suitable for anyone who can tell a buttercup from a daisy but wants to learn more about plant identification within a structured framework. There will be a mix of classwork, small groups with expert tutors, and fieldwork, following the principle of 'finding the family first'. Places are limited, booking essential.

Cost £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students).

19/05/2024 An introduction to Ferns 1 Day

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

Discover how to recognise ferns of woodlands using leaf shapes and other distinctive features.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

20/05/2024 Grasses Part 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Follow on course looking at another 25 key grass, species which are commonly encountered in the UK.

Cost £60

25/05/2024 Identifying and Comparing Coastal Plants 2 Days

Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3RLphxw

This course will help you develop your ability to identify many of the common species and understand how they are adapted to live in the transitional habitats between land and sea - a beneficial skill to have.

Cost £160

25/05/2024 Identifying Lichens 2 Days

Nettlecomb Court, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/48YgAqZ

This beginner-early intermediate lichens course will consist of a blend of field and classroom sessions to provide you with a general introduction to lichens as a group, focusing on morphology, biology, ecology and chemistry, alongside identification and recording.

Cost £140

25/05/2024 Snowdonia - the mountain environment 1 Day

Capel curig, Snowdonia, Nature's Work 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk c-js.info/49B0gwP

This workshop is aimed at developing your understanding of the natural world. We take at look at the mountain environment from its geological history to its vegetation and human influences upon the landscape. We will identify general characteristics of rock types, habitats and take a closer look at the wildlife which inhabit this environment.

Cost £50

26/05/2024 Introduction to Orchids 1 Day

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

What do you know about wild orchids: their life cycles, where to find them, and how to identify them? Discover all this and more.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

26/05/2024 Mountain & alpine flowers 1 Day

Cwm Idwal NNR, Snowdonia, Nature's Work 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk c-js.info/49B0gwP

This course will help you to recognise and identify mountain and alpine flowers. Snowdonia is home to specialised plants more at home in the European Alps and Arctic environments. We will look at the adaptations and ecology of these plants and develop your skills and confidence in identifying plants in the field.

Cost £50

28/05/2024 Wild Cordage 1 Day

Bradfield Woods, Felsham Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 0AQ, Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 accredited.training@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/35jNH7N

Spend a day in the woods collecting & preparing plants for fibre and making natural cordage. Enjoy a fun and relaxed day learning how to prepare a variety of plant fibres for cordage.? Discover the different methods of cordage making and what you could do with you hand-made string.

Cost £50

29/05/2024 Botanical Anatomy (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3jJ6rKI

This intermediate course will build on your existing understanding of botany and equip you with the skills to recognise more key morphological features needed for plant identification, including the arrangement of parts, groupings of fruits and the processes of double fertilisation and germination.

Cost £60

31/05/2024 Difficult Higher Plants (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3M3x3Bi

This course will provide you with a scientific introduction to the identification of higher plants, use and construction of keys, preparation of voucher specimens, plus surveying and recording. The course will be delivered through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical fieldwork.

Cost £366 - 570

01/06/2024 NVC: Summer Habitat Survey - Understanding and Describing Plant Communities 2 Days

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tPku6N

This intermediate course will provide you with the skills required to confidently use the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) in summer as a framework to approach how plant communities are responding to environmental change.

Cost £250

02/06/2024 A morning at Ham Fen 1 Day

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

An exciting opportunity to visit Kent's last remaining Fen.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

02/06/2024 Mountain & alpine flowers 1 Day

Cwm Idwal NNR, Snowdonia, Nature's Work 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk c-js.info/49B0gwP

This course will help you to recognise and identify mountain and alpine flowers. Snowdonia is home to specialised plants more at home in the European Alps and Arctic environments. We will look at the adaptations and ecology of these plants and develop your skills and confidence in identifying plants in the field.

Cost £50

03/06/2024 Heathlands and acid grassland - Species and habitat survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants found in dry & wet heaths and acid grassland, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

04/06/2024 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes - 2 day course 2 Days

Wiltshire/Hampshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Grass, sedge and rush identification ?- Salisbury and The New Forest

Cost £170

07/06/2024 Using a Flora (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3YCLC2n

Your course will start with a revision of basic botanical structures and terminology, moving on to detailed study of a range of species, their characteristics and key features. The course will be delivered through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work.

Cost £416 - 620

07/06/2024 Wildflower Identification 1 Day

Grangemouth, TCV Scotland 07483 045 704 t.burden@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3upoZFi

This 1 day course is aimed at those with limited plant identification skills, who are keen to improve their botanical knowledge. The course will provide participants with the confidence to use field guide books and recognise different plant families.

Cost £65.00

08/06/2024 Using botanical keys NEW 1 Day

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

Learn how to use botanical keys to identify wildflowers by understanding the terminology used and looking for the distinguishing

Cost £75

08/06/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

Broomlee Centre, Station Road, West Linton, Scotland, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This course will provide you with an introduction to wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field. It will enable you to build skills in identifying wildflower families, in the presence of an expert tutor.

Cost £65

08/06/2024 Phase 1 Survey with Plant Identification Focus 2 Days

Epping Forest Field Centre, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3KbY5WI

This intermediate Phase I survey course will focus on helping you develop the botanical knowledge and field skills required to map habitats. Over the course duration, you will have the opportunity to survey and map a variety of habitats.

Cost £220

08/06/2024 Introduction to grasses, sedges and rushes 1 Day

Nettlecomb Court, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3YQvbAh

This course will provide a perfect beginner introduction to using a key to identify grasses, sedges, and rushes with confidence. It will enable you to develop an understanding of the key features that allow us to identify members of this group and to meet many of the most common species.

Cost £80

10/06/2024 Aquatic Plant ID ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the key aquatic species of streams, rivers and ponds in lowland Britain

Cost £60

10/06/2024 Habitat Indicator Species - 2 day course 2 Days

Wiltshire/Hampshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A two-day course covering the basics of habitat assessment, particularly looking at key indicator species of a range of different habitats.

Cost £170

11/06/2024 Identifying Trees in Summer 1 Day

Betws Bledwrs, Lampeter, SA48 8PB, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre 01570 493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk www.denmarkfarm.org.uk/

Would you like to identify trees by leaf, shape and colour? Or develop your identification skills further, then join us on this workshop. We will look at leaves, bark, tree shape and more. There are an amazing variety of tree species here, making it perfect for identifying trees in summer.

Cost £25 or free

11/06/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

Bute Park Visitor Centre, North Rd, Cardiff, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This course will provide you with an introduction to wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field. It will enable you to build skills in identifying wildflower families, in the presence of an expert tutor.

Cost £65

13/06/2024 Grassland Plant Identification and Survey 1 Day

Box Hill , Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course aimed at improving attendees? skill and confidence with identifying the main species of grasses and flowers found in semi-improved and unimproved grassland habitats

Cost £90

13/06/2024 Habitat Indicator Species - 2 day course 2 Days

Wiltshire/Hampshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A two-day course covering the basics of habitat assessment, particularly looking at key indicator species of a range of different habitats.

Cost £170

15/06/2024 Habitat Surveying: An Introduction 1 Day

Epping Forest Field Centre, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4aZd5SX

This course is designed to give a theoretical and practical experience in botanical and habitat survey techniques available in the UK. You will learn how to select the appropriate methods for vegetation surveying and data collection in different habitats.

Cost £110

15/06/2024 Field Identification of Common Grass Species 1 Day

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3YX4hWH

This beginner-intermediate grass identification course is designed to help you understand the structure and field characters of common grasses. You will have the opportunity to take your learnings into the field and explore various lowland habitats on the course including: woodland, riverside, pond, meadow and pasture.

Cost £65

15/06/2024 Ferns: An Introduction 1 Day

Epping Forest Field Centre, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3O8wXcG

During this course, you will start by looking at the basics of the biological definition of a fern and their place in the plant kingdom. You will be introduced to the common fern species found in the UK, studying their biology, ecology and key differences.

Cost £65

17/06/2024 Woodlands - Botanical Survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants to look our for in woodlands, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

17/06/2024 Plant Identification in the Field 5 Days

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

Five days learning to identify and record wild plants in nature reserves in Kent.

Cost £215

18/06/2024 Broad-leaved Trees in Spring 1 Day

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

Learn to identify trees and shrubs by their flowers and leave

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

19/06/2024 Habitat Indicator Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

An online course giving participants an overview of terrestrial lowland habitats and the key indicator species which define them

Cost £60

19/06/2024 Knots & lashings Forest School Skills Course 1 Day

Foxburrow, Woodbridge IP12 1NA, Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 accredited.training@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/35jNH7N

Course for adults working with children & young people to help develop skills used in Forest School sessions. Explore different knots and lashings to enable you to make a variety of play structures at Forest school and create an obstacle course with the individual pieces constructed.

Cost £50

21/06/2024 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/46ZkNd5

This Grasses, Sedges and Rushes course will provide you with an understanding of the importance of these species for conservation, ecology and recording. The course will be delivered through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work.

Cost £366 - 570

22/06/2024 Wildflowers: An Introduction to Botanical Skills 2 Days

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3SlGJum

This beginner-level course will introduce you to the key features of flowering plants and guide you through using these to identify wildflowers. As you become familiar with the features of plants from a range of different species, your confidence and ability to use field guides and identification keys will grow.

Cost £130

22/06/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

Buckden Village Hall, Buckden, Skipton, North Yorkshire, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This course will provide you with an introduction to wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field. It will enable you to build skills in identifying wildflower families, in the presence of an expert tutor.

Cost £65

22/06/2024 Trees: Summer Identification 1 Day

London: Bushy Park, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3SnOlfR

This beginner course will introduce you to British trees, exploring tree biology, ecology, and identification. You will be introduced to the two main types of tree found in the UK (coniferous and broadleaf trees) and will study their key differences, biology and ecology.

Cost £65

22/06/2024 Start to Identify Grasses Workshop 1 Day

Falls of Clyde SWT Reserve, New Lanark, BSBI botany@opus44.co.uk c-js.info/4alskEC

This workshop aims to introduce identification of common grasses to beginners and improvers who already have a basic grasp of plant ID. There will be a mix of classroom study and fieldwork, much of it in small groups with expert tutors. Places are limited, booking essential.

Cost £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students).

24/06/2024 Invasive Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course covering the most important invasive plants and animal in the UK.

Cost £60

25/06/2024 Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses and sedges; a good feel for grass groups of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland and a chance to learn memorable features, allowing grasses in any condition to be identified to species level

Cost £95

25/06/2024 Midsummer Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland and an overview of using grass indicator species for habitat assessment

Cost £90

27/06/2024 Wildflower Identification and Survey 1 Day

Wiltshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants the ability to identify the wildflowers in semi-improved neutral and calcareous grasslands, a good understanding of key indicator species and an introduction to yellow composites

Cost £90

28/06/2024 NVC Grasslands (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3XBv89N

This NVC course will explain the methodology, with a specific emphasis on identifying grassland indicator species. You will also be introduced to a range of different communities and explore the tools and techniques available to support correctly classifying a community.

Cost £366 - 570

28/06/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This course will provide you with an introduction to wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field. It will enable you to build skills in identifying wildflower families, in the presence of an expert tutor.

Cost £65

29/06/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This course will provide you with an introduction to wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field. It will enable you to build skills in identifying wildflower families, in the presence of an expert tutor.

Cost £65

29/06/2024 Identifying Plants of Limestone Habitats 2 Days

RSPB Leighton Moss Visitor Centre, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3SHp7Yj

On this beginner-intermediate course you will immerse yourself in the limestone landscape, learn how to use field guides for accurate identification, and gain an understanding of the influence of geology on plants.

Cost £130

01/07/2024 Midsummer Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland and an overview of using grass indicator species for habitat assessment

Cost £90

02/07/2024 Around Britain in 25 sedges ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

04/07/2024 Practical Re-wilding 2 Days

Upcott Grange, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

An immersive course covering the history & potential future of this alternative approach to nature conservation

Cost £170

04/07/2024 Plant & Habitat ID for Phase 1 & UKHabs Surveys (2 days) 2 Days

Alloa, TCV Scotland 07483 045 704 t.burden@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3ODhq4F

This 2 day course based on the popular TCV Phase 1 habitat survey course will benefit ecologists, land managers, foresters, rangers, planners, environmental consultants and students. You will be to introduced to Phase 1 and UKHabs terrestrial habitats and the plants that assist in the classification of such habitats.

Cost £130.00

05/07/2024 Site Assessment Using Vegetation (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3kEV3Ac

The course will cover survey and recording techniques, data analysis and methods of evaluating sites including botanical species lists, phase 1 habitat survey, British plant communities, National Vegetation Classification (NVC), and how to put the information into context. There will be lectures, fieldwork and study sessions involving data analysis.

Cost £366 - 570

07/07/2024 A morning at Ham Fen 1 Day

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

An exciting opportunity to visit Kent's last remaining Fen.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

12/07/2024 Aquatic Plants (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/49160jD

This course will introduce you to the identification of aquatic plants, the key features for discrimination, and the importance of these species for ecology, conservation, and recording. The course will be delivered through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical fieldwork.

Cost £366 - 570

12/07/2024 The Geology of Reculver Country Park 1 Day

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

Discover the geological materials used in buildings and shore defences around Reculver and examine a classic coastal cliff section.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

13/07/2024 Start to Identify Sedges & Rushes 1 Day

Kirkmichael Hall, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire, BSBI chris.miles01@btinternet.com c-js.info/4alskEC

This workshop aims to introduce identification of common sedges and rushes to beginners and improvers who already have a basic grasp of plant ID. There will be a mix of classroom study and fieldwork, much of it in small groups with expert tutors. Places are limited, booking essential.

Cost £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students).

27/07/2024 Plant Families Workshop 1 Day

Kilmallie Community Centre, Fort William, BSBI aileenammeek@gmail.com c-js.info/4alskEC

The Plant Families workshops are suitable for anyone who can tell a buttercup from a daisy but wants to learn more about plant identification within a structured framework. There will be a mix of classwork, small groups with expert tutors, and fieldwork, following the principle of 'finding the family first'. Places are limited, booking essential.

Cost £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students).

29/07/2024 Nature Recovery and the River Dart Valley: 2-week experience 12 Days

Lower Sharpham Farm, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9 7DX, Ambios Ltd info@ambios.net c-js.info/3wlfg3c

Study the Dart Valley’s unique ecology and distinctive habitats, including peatlands, species-rich grasslands, saltmarsh, and reedbed. Canoe, swim, walk, and leave inspired with a sense of hope for the future, better informed about natural processes, their application to a landscape, and how crucial they are for the future of nature.

Cost £980

31/07/2024 Arable Plant Identification and Ecology 1 Day

Micheldever, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A course to help participants get to grips with arable plants, learn different conservation techniques and arable management options.

Cost £90

01/08/2024 Aquatic Plants (Rivers and Ponds) 1 Day

Langford Lakes WWT, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1 day course covering identification of common submerged, floating, emergent and bank-side plant communities

Cost £90

01/08/2024 Arable Plant Identification and Ecology 1 Day

Micheldever, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A course to help participants get to grips with arable plants, learn different conservation techniques and arable management options.

Cost £90

02/08/2024 Fern Identification (MMU) 4 Days

Rhyd-y-creuau, Betws-y-coed, North Wales, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OieivO

This Fern Identification course includes botany, ecology and identification of ferns in their natural habitats in North Wales. The three days of this course will be spent in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, looking at Pteridophytes: ferns and their allies, in their natural habitats.

Cost £366 - 570

03/08/2024 Dandelions, Daisies and Thistles 1 Day

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

Sort out the look-alikes in this, the largest family of flowering plants

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

07/08/2024 Discovering Trees (Online)

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

During this course you will build your knowledge of trees and explore their incredible biology and ecology. Later topics take you through introducing the two main types of trees found in the UK.

Cost £60

08/08/2024 Aquatic Plants (Rivers and Ponds) 1 Day

Langford Lakes WWT, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1 day course covering identification of common submerged, floating, emergent and bank-side plant communities

Cost £90

10/08/2024 Identifying Composite Flowers 1 Day

Kirkhill Community Centre, Inverness, BSBI faithanstey@gmail.com c-js.info/4alskEC

The course will be structured around the booklet Start to identify Composite Flowers which is based as are all these workshops ? on the concept of homing in to ID via a dedicated flowchart, rather than by exhaustive keys, and by using field characters that avoid the need for microscopic examination. Places are limited, booking essential.

Cost £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students).

12/08/2024 Rewilding, reintroduction and regeneration: 2-week experience 12 Days

Lower Sharpham Farm, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9 7DX, Ambios Ltd info@ambios.net c-js.info/4bx3qmV

Experience practical approaches to nature recovery through rewilding at Sharpham and understand what it means for you and your future. Learn about the reintroduction of missing species and explore how we might work with nature, and natural processes, to produce food without destroying the planet through regenerative farming.

Cost ££980

17/08/2024 Ferns for Complete & Utter Beginners 1 Day

Three Villages Hall, Arrochar, BSBI botany@opus44.co.uk c-js.info/4alskEC

This workshop aims to introduce the identification of some common ferns and is for complete and utter beginners in fern identification. Ferns are often thought of as difficult, so participants will gain some foundational knowledge which may then be confidently built upon through outings, field meetings and workshops elsewhere. Places are limited, booking essential.

Cost £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students).

26/08/2024 Grasses, Sedges & Rushes ID Workshop 1 Day

Grangemouth, TCV Scotland 07483 045 704 t.burden@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3vf9BM1

On this 1 day workshop you will learn how to tell a grass from a sedge and a sedge from a rush. By the ed of the day, you will be confidently identifying a dozen or so grasses, sedges and rushes, giving you a kick-start to further study.

Cost £70.00

26/08/2024 A close look at nature: 2-week experience 12 Days

Lower Sharpham Farm, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9 7DX, Ambios Ltd info@ambios.net c-js.info/49z3Mb0

Get up close and personal with abundant nature in a beautiful landscape. Develop your confidence in how to identify and interpret nature, including birds and wild mammals. You’ll also investigate the world of plants and their medicinal, cultural, and edible properties. Leave feeling resourced to start your nature recovery journey.

Cost £980

29/08/2024 Discovering Ferns - Online

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

This course is an introduction to the fern species found in the UK. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them. Focusing on their key features such as fronds, spores and structure.

Cost £45

31/08/2024 Plant Identification for Habitat Surveys 1 Day

Dumyat, near Stirling, BSBI lindsay@thefutureforestcompany.com c-js.info/4alskEC

This meeting aims to introduce participants to the main indicator species which assist in habitat classifications, touching on several Phase 1 habitats and NVC plant communities. The workshop is not suitable for complete beginners but is more aimed at those who have some basic or intermediate plant identification skills who are also interested in understanding the relationships between plant species and the habitats in which they grow.

Cost £40 (50% discount for BSBI members and full-time students).

02/09/2024 Botanical Anatomy (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3jJ6rKI

This intermediate course will build on your existing understanding of botany and equip you with the skills to recognise more key morphological features needed for plant identification, including the arrangement of parts, groupings of fruits and the processes of double fertilisation and germination.

Cost £60

02/09/2024 Around Britain in 25 grasses ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the key grass, sedge and rush species which define five of the main habitat types found in the UK.

Cost £60

03/09/2024 Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bogs - Habitat Survey and Assessment 1 Day

Whitefield Moor , Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Botanical Identification and Survey of Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bog in the New Forest

Cost £90

05/09/2024 Late Season Grass Identification 1 Day

Old Sarum, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Identification of key grass species of neutral and unimproved calcareous grasslands late in the season.

Cost £90

06/09/2024 Broad-Leaved Trees (MMU) 3 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3M7vq5y

This weekend botanical tree course will equip you with the skills needed to confidently identify native broad-leaved trees; focusing on accuracy and diagnostic features. The course will be delivered through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work.

Cost £244 - 380

06/09/2024 Identifying Lichens (MMU) 4 Days

Rhyd-y-creuau, Betws-y-coed, North Wales, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3DYaBFo

This lichen identification course consists of a blend of field and laboratory sessions, focusing on morphology, biology, ecology and chemistry of lichens. The course will be delivered through a combination of presentations, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work.

Cost £366 - 570

09/09/2024 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the key bryophytes that are commonly found in grassland, heathland and woodland in lowland Britain

Cost £60

11/09/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 1 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 1/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

11/09/2024 Wild Foods Forest School Certified Course 1 Day

Foxburrow, Woodbridge IP12 1NA, Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 accredited.training@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/35jNH7N

A quality endorsed course for adults working with children & young people to help develop skills used in Forest School sessions. Identify common autumn wild food plants, nuts, berries and poisonous lookalikes; learn different fire lighting techniques using natural tinders and discover how these can safely be used with students.

Cost £60

12/09/2024 Habitat Indicator Species - 2 day course 2 Days

Old Sarum/Durnford Estate/FC, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A two-day course covering the basics of habitat assessment, particularly looking at key indicator species of a range of different habitats.

Cost £170

14/09/2024 Identifying Trees in Autumn 1 Day

Betws Bledwrs, Lampeter, SA48 8PB, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre 01570 493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk www.denmarkfarm.org.uk/

Join us for our this workshop, where we explore the woodlands and hedgerows, looking at berries, nuts, bark, tree shape and more. With an amazing variety of trees here at Denmark Farm, it is a perfect site for identifying a wide range of tree species in autumn.

Cost £25 or free

16/09/2024 Around Britain in 20 ferns and their allies ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at ferns and fern allies, covering all the commonly found species as well as a few rarer specialities.

Cost £60

18/09/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 2/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

20/09/2024 Identifying Mosses and Liverworts (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3S4xQ8E

This course will provide you with an introduction to the skills that are needed to collect and identify bryophytes. You will learn through a combination of field and laboratory sessions, using field keys and keys using microscopic characters to identify common species from a variety of habitats.

Cost £366 - 570

23/09/2024 Around Britain in 20 Rushes ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

24/09/2024 Discovering Lichens (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3DF2dtQ

This beginner course will introduce you to the wonderful world of lichens. You will look at what exactly a lichen is, how they reproduce, interact with their environment, indicate levels of air pollution, and much more.

Cost £60

25/09/2024 Botany for Surveyors - Level 3 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Part 3/3 of a course covering the identiication of essential plants for all botanists

Cost £60

30/09/2024 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A half-day online course which will teach participants how to get to grips with the 1997 Hedgerow Regulations.

Cost £60

03/10/2024 Sphagnum Mosses: Field Identification Course 1 Day

Wilverly Bog (FC), Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1 day course giving participants an introduction to field identification of Sphagnum mosses and other heath and mire bryophytes.

Cost £60

05/10/2024 Glaciation in Wales 1 Day

Ogwen valley, Snowdonia, North Wales, Nature's Work 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk c-js.info/49B0gwP

North Wales is a post-glacial environment with spectacular glacial features. We will identify and explain the formation of these features both large and small scale including features of erosion, transportation and deposition.

Cost £50

07/10/2024 Grasses Part 2 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Follow on course looking at another 25 key grass, species which are commonly encountered in the UK.

Cost £60

12/10/2024 Fungi for beginners 1 Day

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

A simple guide to fungi groups and classifications and the features to look out for

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

16/10/2024 Heathlands and acid grassland - Species and habitat survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants found in dry & wet heaths and acid grassland, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

18/10/2024 Getting to Know Conifers (MMU) 3 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OEz3Bs

This weekend botanical tree course will equip you with the skills needed to confidently identify conifer trees; focusing on accuracy and diagnostic features. The course will be delivered through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work.

Cost £244 - 380

18/10/2024 Identification of Macrofungi (MMU) 4 Days

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/47fcTwn

This course on identification of macrofungi is for those who are interested in fungi, have some basic experience of trying to identify them (e.g. using a pictorial field guide or participating in group recording forays) and would like to take their identification skills further.

Cost £366 - 570

19/10/2024 Autumn foraging walk 6 Days

Bore Place, Kent, Bore Place 01732 463255 volunteering@boreplace.org c-js.info/3u5TaRB

Explore the historic Bore Place estate with a professional forager, tasting and harvesting as you walk.

21/10/2024 Aquatic Plant ID ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the key aquatic species of streams, rivers and ponds in lowland Britain

Cost £60

23/10/2024 Identification of Fungi for improvers 1 Day

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

Learn more about fungi and how to identify these fascinating organisms.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

29/10/2024 Green Woodworking for Forest School Certified Course 1 Day

Bradfield Woods, Felsham Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 0AQ, Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 accredited.training@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/35jNH7N

Quality endorsed by AIM, this is a course for adults working with children & young people in the outdoors. Learn to use woodworking tools, eg saw, knife, froe, drill, spoon/hook knife to make simple items; select suitable woods; techniques for cutting, splitting, joining and shaping wood; tool safety and maintenance.

Cost £60

01/11/2024 The Geology of Kent 1 Day

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

An illustrated review of the geology of the Kentish landscape from the oldest rocks to the youngest sediments

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

04/11/2024 Woodlands - Botanical Survey ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course teaching the main plants to look our for in woodlands, with tips for easy ID in the field.

Cost £60

11/11/2024 Habitat Indicator Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

An online course giving participants an overview of terrestrial lowland habitats and the key indicator species which define them

Cost £60

15/11/2024 Forest School in the Early Years of Childhood 1 Day

Knettishall Heath, Thetford IP22 2TQ, Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 accredited.training@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/35jNH7N

Certificated course for adults working with young children in Forest School sessions - endorsed by AIM. Explore how to adapt skills from Forest School training into both parent and child Forest School and Early Years Forest School, using magic, play structures, songs and story to engage both parent and child.

Cost £75

16/11/2024 Identification of Fungi for inprovers in the Field 1 Day

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

Improve your fungi identification skills in the field

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

18/11/2024 Invasive Species ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course covering the most important invasive plants and animal in the UK.

Cost £60

25/11/2024 Around Britain in 25 sedges ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at the Rush family (Juncaceae) in the UK, with top tips on how to identify them, and where to find them.

Cost £60

30/11/2024 Broad-leaved Trees in Winter 1 Day

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

Learn to how identify native broad-leaved trees and shrubs by their twigs, and buds and bark.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

16/12/2024 Winter Tree ID ONLINE 1 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A half-day online course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf and a set of c.25 labelled UK native twigs posted to your address prior to the course.

Cost £98

Various Phase 1 Habitat Mapping

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

Video-based course giving classroom and field sessions as well as tutor access for questions. Videos show how to identify habitats and how to draw a Phase 1 Map. Useful for ecologists and conservationists. Self study in your own time.

Various Fascinating Fungi

Online, Ecology Training UK Ltd 0330 165 3024 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk c-js.info/3Ncsnsh

Open yourself to the amazing world of fungi - from medicines, food and alcohol to carbon sequestration, plant nutrition and bioremediation, fungi are very versatile and useful. This online, 8-module course, will open your eyes to the vast number of uses and the usefulness of fungi.

Cost £105

Various Introduction to Bryophytes

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3QQMLzY

This course introduces this ancient group of plants, gives lots of reasons why they deserve your love and adoration, goes through basic identification features and looks at some of our most common species.

Cost £29

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