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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.

20/07/2024 Wildflowers: Top Ten Families Identification 1 Day

Eden Project, Bodelva, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/4b5xs0H

This beginner course will provide you with an introduction to British wildflower families, covering a mixture of the more common and some unusual species, with an opportunity to identify these in the field.

Cost £65

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).

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

14/08/2024 An Introduction to Practical Rewilding 2 Days

Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4czbSSx

This course provides an introduction to rewilding in the UK context and how it can be applied at a variety of scales.

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).

20/08/2024 Aquatic Plants Identification 1 Day

Vyrnwy Aqueduct, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cCwlWJ

Aquatic plants occur in complex and dynamic environments. Often they change their growth forms depending on these growing conditions which at times can make identifications particularly challenging. We will look at the different niches each species occupies including marginals, floating, and submerged species.

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

03/09/2024 Understanding the Vegetative Key: an essential tool for Ecologists for extending the survey season 1 Day

Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cybQdR

This course looks at the (recently updated) Vegetative Key to the British Flora by John Poland, which relies solely on using vegetative characters for identification. Learn how 'Poland' has helped botanists and ecologists make accurate identifications.

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

09/09/2024 Introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cvL4mi

This course will provide an introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module and how to proceed with a Watercourse Module assessment.

10/09/2024 Broadleaf Tree ID for Ecologists and Arboriculturists 1 Day

Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S5I7km

It will provide delegates with experience in choosing equipment and planning a trapping project, setting live-capture traps, trap checking, handling and sexing of animals, subsequent release and biosecurity measures.

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

12/09/2024 Trees for Beginners 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S2tDBK

The key areas of this course covers the recognition and identification of common tree species, and the different habitats in which they grow best. We will also cover the relationships that exist between trees and other organisms, such as soil bacteria and fungi.

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

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

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

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

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

26/09/2024 The Fascination of Fungi:Identification, Ecology and Strange Scents 1 Day

Burn O'Vat Visitor Centre, Dinnet, Aboyne, AB34 5NB, Scottish Countryside Rangers Association 07773626981 hollywatt@aol.com

This course will look at how to identify fungus to a genus and where possible a species, but also, how and where they grow, their association with grasslands and what fungi can tell us. It will also be a sensory experience, focusing on smell, colours and forms.

Cost £20.00 SCRA members/volunteers/unwaged or 30.00 others

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

01/10/2024 Autumn Botany Evening course 10 Days

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

Participants will learn how to confidently identify and record plants and seek confirmation when necessary. They will identify plants in families and genera by the use of keys, specimens and descriptions.

Cost £145

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

03/10/2024 Autumn Botany Evening course 10 Days

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

Participants will learn how to confidently identify and record plants and seek confirmation when necessary. They will identify plants in families and genera by the use of keys, specimens and descriptions.

Cost £145

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

08/10/2024 Early Careers Training Programme - October 2024 Enrolment

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

This programme is comprised of 12 days of training for early career Ecologists and Environmental Managers to be taken over an 18-24 month period. This will include a mix of core modules and a range of optional modules for the delegate and employer to choose from.

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

22/10/2024 Conifer Identification for Ecologists 1 Day

West Midlands, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/45XigRj

Put off by Conifers, want to go beyond 'Conifer species', even the more experienced Ecologists tend to shy away from tackling what initially looks like a challenging group. This course will develop and support your abilities in recognising the major genera of conifers, and start to separate the many species.

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

25/10/2024 Identifying Grasses using Poland and Clement's Vegetative Key 1 Day

West Yorkshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3Wg05TI

When surveying out of season or in grazed/mown habitats, being able to confidently identify grasses is an essential skill. Poland and Clement's Vegetative Key is a fantastic resource. In this course we will help you use this Key to enable year-round habitat surveying.

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

26/11/2024 Balancing nature conservation and access 3 Days

Online, Footprint Ecology Limited 01929 552444 training@footprint-ecology.co.uk c-js.info/3XyyUV4

An interactive online training course over three mornings covering how recreation can impact species and habitats, visitor use of sites and ways to manage access to minimise impacts. The training will draw on Footprint Ecology’s work across the country and will also draw on the latest research and science. Will suit those managing or delivering access such as land managers, ecologists, and rangers. Participants will come away from the course informed of the risks associated with different types of access, an understanding of how to collect and monitor visitor use, a general understanding of how visitors behave and examples of solutions and best practice in managing access. The course will be run by Dr. Durwyn Liley, a director at Footprint Ecology. The course will be limited to a group size of 12 and will involve a mix of presentations, exercises and group discussion.

Cost £250.00 excluding VAT

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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