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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.

16/10/2021 Discover Fungi 6 Days

Hereford, Hidden Herefordshire 0798086357 tim@clan-cic.org

An introduction to fungi for beginners and the less experienced. The six week course will concentrate on mushroom and toadstools and will touch on the other types of larger fungi – such as the jelly fungi, puffballs, clubs, hedgehog fungi, brackets and some of the larger cup fungi. There will be a lecture followed by a more informal hands-on session when specimens brought in by the students will be identified and discussed.

Free Course

28/10/2021 Tree ID: Conifers 1 Day

Tree Health Centre, Yorkshire Arboretum, Yorkshire Arboretum 01654 648598 administration@treehealthcentre.org www.treehealthcentre.org/courses

This workshop will introduce you to the main groups of conifers found in British gardens and landscapes, and enable you to be able to identify the major groups

Cost £90

30/10/2021 Garden Trees - Planting 1 Day

Tree Health Centre, Yorkshire Arboretum, Yorkshire Arboretum 01654 648598 administration@treehealthcentre.org www.treehealthcentre.org/courses

Will guide attendees through choosing and planting healthy trees and avoid pitfalls.

Cost £50

Various Fall into nature with Plantlife

Online, Plantlife c-js.info/2Y6SoDO

Looking for plant ID workshops - grasses, lichens, bryophytes, to understand grasslands as a climate solution, to explore right tree, right place, habitat management workshops for dunes and temperate rainforests or to get a flavour of plant conservation nationally and internationally, there is something for everyone.

05/11/2021 Garden Trees - Planting 1 Day

Tree Health Centre, Yorkshire Arboretum, Yorkshire Arboretum 01654 648598 administration@treehealthcentre.org www.treehealthcentre.org/courses

Will guide attendees through choosing and planting healthy trees and avoid pitfalls.

Cost £50

06/11/2021 Identification of Fungi III 1 Day

West Wood car park near Rhodes Minnis, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3znAEl2

Helpful tips on identification of larger fungi and their habitats in the field.

Cost £35

08/11/2021 UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) Online Training Course 1 Day

Online, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3nDsHoV

An online training day on the UK Habitat Classification, a new comprehensive classification system for vegetation habitats used in conservation and land management

Cost £75 per person

17/11/2021 Pruning 1 Day

Tree Health Centre, Yorkshire Arboretum, Yorkshire Arboretum 01654 648598 administration@treehealthcentre.org www.treehealthcentre.org/courses

Will provide an introduction to pruning, from when you can safely hack to where more cautious work is needed.

Cost £50

20/11/2021 Getting to know Conifers 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3zjq5zB

Pine, spruce, larch, fir, cedar, redwood?. an introduction to identification in the classroom through foliage and cones. Linked to next day.

Cost £35

21/11/2021 Conifers at Bedgebury Pinetum 1 Day

Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/2WqnTHU

Field studies amongst the largest collection of conifers in the UK. Linked to previous day.

Cost £35

25/11/21 Assessing Trees for Bats 2021 1 Day

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

A one-day course giving participants knowledge of legislation relating to bat roosts, a better understanding of tree health and safety surveys, an opportunity to view and survey a range of trees on site, and improved ability to categorise bat tree roost potential.

Cost £86.96

25/11/2021 Tree ID : Winter Trees 1 Day

Tree Health Centre, Yorkshire Arboretum, Yorkshire Arboretum 01654 648598 administration@treehealthcentre.org www.treehealthcentre.org/courses

This day course will introduce you to tree identification in winter, using on a combination of tree form, bark, and twig and bud characters, focusing on common and native deciduous trees growing in the Yorkshire Arboretum

Cost £90

27/11/2021 Broad-leaved Trees in Winter 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3ygxP3X

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

Cost £35

28/11/2021 Lichens for Beginners 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/38iNzsN

Make a start on identifying these notoriously difficult yet intriguing, beautiful and environmentally sensitive plants

Cost £35

29/11/2021 Garden Trees - Planting 1 Day

Tree Health Centre, Yorkshire Arboretum, Yorkshire Arboretum 01654 648598 administration@treehealthcentre.org www.treehealthcentre.org/courses

Will guide attendees through choosing and planting healthy trees and avoid pitfalls.

Cost £50

30/11/21 Winter Tree Identification 2021 1 Day

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

A 1-day course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf, both in the field and from twig specimens. A full set of twigs will be available to label and take home, and a free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide.

Cost £86.96

30/11/2021 Introduction to Tree Problems 1 Day

Tree Health Centre, Yorkshire Arboretum, Yorkshire Arboretum 01654 648598 administration@treehealthcentre.org www.treehealthcentre.org/courses

Teaching in the classroom and a short tour will be used to familiarise learners with some high profile tree pests and basic categories of problems that affect tree health.

Cost £50

25/04/2022 Intoduction to Schedule 9 Invasive Species 0.5 Day

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

This course introduces invasive plant species found in the UK and their legal status. This course includes identification of commonly occurring invasive plants, information on early recognition, and their control.

Cost £30

TBC Ash dieback risk assessment, work planning and methodology 1 Day

, Lowe Maintenance Training 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk bit.ly/LoweMaintenanceAshdieback

Many people have been asking about ash dieback & what the possible implications maybe & where to start.  This session is aimed at those who are actively working with Ash trees which may or not be showing signs of Ash dieback. If you have a group of people wishing to be trained, contact Demelza to discuss requirements (location, numbers, site availability etc).

Cost £120.00

Various Phase 1 Habitat Mapping

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com 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 Botany Training Courses in the North East

North East, Verde-ecology Consultancy 07875544635 juliageno@gmail.com c-js.info/33uxair

We offer the following courses: Plant Identification for Phase 1 Habitat Survey, NVC for Calcareous Grasslands, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes for habitat surveying, Riparian Vegetation for protccted species.

They will be delivered using blended learning and distanced field work. £125 per course. Visit our website for dates and details..

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Fall into nature with Plantlife

Online, Plantlife c-js.info/2Y6SoDO

Looking for plant ID workshops - grasses, lichens, bryophytes, to understand grasslands as a climate solution, to explore right tree, right place, habitat management workshops for dunes and temperate rainforests or to get a flavour of plant conservation nationally and internationally, there is something for everyone.