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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.

05/10/2022 Identifying and Managing Non-native Invasive Plant Species 2 Days

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

This training course delivered by Chris Toop MCIEEM will commence with an introduction detailing what non-native, invasive and invasive non-native species are and why they may be a problem, then move onto legislation listing INNS and the control of INNS across the British Isles.

06/10/2022 Plant Identification and Botanical Keys 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3TgE5Va

Key areas of study include plant taxonomy and classification (family, genus, species), plant physiology and biology (including reproduction), identifying plant components (stem, leaf, petals, sepals, bracts, hairs, reproductive organs), identifying at family level (e.g. mint/deadnettle: square stemmed, labiate flower), look-alike plants, understanding the laws surrounding protected species and invasive plants and understanding the habitats and 'niches' in which species grow.

08/10/2022 Field Ecology of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts 1 Day

FSC Rhyd y Creuau, The Drapers Field Centre, Betws Y Coed, LL24 0HB, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OtIilw

This introductory bryophytes course is a great place to start for those taking their first steps into the world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. During this course, will gain a better understanding of this diverse group, all under the guidance of an engaging and knowledgeable expert in the field.

08/10/2022 Field Ecology of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts 1 Day

FSC Juniper Hall, Old London Road, Mickleham, RH5 6DA, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OTuKQg

This introductory bryophytes course is a great place to start for those taking their first steps into the world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. During this course, will gain a better understanding of this diverse group, all under the guidance of an engaging and knowledgeable expert in the field.

08/10/2022 Identifying Lichens 2 Days

FSC Rhyd y Creuau, The Drapers Field Centre, Betws Y Coed, LL24 0HB, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yw55rt

This beginner 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.

08/10/2022 Practical Fungi Field Skills 1 Day

Broomlee Centre, Station Rd, West Linton, Scotland, EH46 7BU, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yxVFf7

This beginner fungi course is a starting guide to the skills and knowledge required to begin identifying UK fungi in the field. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about the fungi around them and start to identify fungi groups.

10/10/2022 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations Online 0.5 Day

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

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

Cost £40

12/10/2022 Identification of Fungi II 1 Day

Dering Wood, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

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

Cost £35

12/10/2022 Fungi Field Skills

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

This online beginner fungi course is a starting guide to the skills and knowledge required to begin identifying UK fungi in the field. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about the fungi around them and start to identify fungi groups.

15/10/2022 Practical Fungi Field Skills 1 Day

Manchester ? National Trust Quarry Bank Mill. Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OTuNLW

This beginner fungi course is a starting guide to the skills and knowledge required to begin identifying UK fungi in the field. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about the fungi around them and start to identify fungi groups.

18/10/2022 Fabulous Fungi 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3PYa5uK

Learn how to find and identify a multitude of fungi living in the ancient woodland of Nower Wood.

Cost £47.00

19/10/2022 Conifer Identification for Ecologists 1 Day

Nesscliffe Woods, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3AlQpL1

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.

21/10/2022 Getting to Know Conifers 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Montford bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3nsGZaH

This weekend botanical course is concerned with the identification of conifer trees; focusing on accurate identifications and diagnostic features. You will also get the opportunity to practice working with different keys for identification.

22/10/2022 Field Ecology of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Montford bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NyRT9x

This introductory bryophytes course is a great place to start for those taking their first steps into the world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. During this course, will gain a better understanding of this diverse group, all under the guidance of an engaging and knowledgeable expert in the field.

29/10/2022 Identifying Autumn Fungi 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6UL, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bsSX1a

This beginner fungi course is primarily aimed at those who want to know more about the wonderful world of fungi and build their knowledge of what kinds of things they might find in their local area during autumn.

29/10/2022 Field Ecology of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts 1 Day

FSC Margam Discovery Centre, Margam Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2UA, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3nr7nl4

This introductory bryophytes course is a great place to start for those taking their first steps into the world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. During this course, will gain a better understanding of this diverse group, all under the guidance of an expert in the field.

30/10/2022 Practical Fungi Field Skills 1 Day

FSC Margam Discovery Centre, Margam Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2UA, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OTuOQ0

This beginner fungi course is a starting guide to the skills and knowledge required to begin identifying UK fungi in the field. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about the fungi around them and start to identify fungi groups.

31/10/2022 Aquatic Plant ID Online 0.5 Day

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

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

Cost £45

03/11/2022 Botanical Folklore 3 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Rgzj9b

This introductory folklore online course will look at the history, mythology, and significance of a variety of trees and common wildflower species. This is a 3-week course covering 3 topics, for which you will complete a variety of online resources and activities.

Cost £45

04/11/2022 An Introduction to Geological Time 1 Day

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

An illustrated review of how geologists date rocks and how the story of the Earth has been divided into a geological time scale.

Cost £35

05/11/2022 Identification of Fungi III 1 Day

Oldbury Hill, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

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

Cost £35

05/11/2022 Introduction to Sphagnum Identification 2 Days

FSC Rhyd Y Creuau, The Drapers Field Centre, Betws Y Coed, LL24 0HB, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3P8j4ZL

This beginner to intermediate?course will consist of field excursions, where we will see?different Sphagnum moss species in situ and learn to use keys to identify them. Combining the use of field keys and laboratory skills, this course will allow attendees to get to know Sphagnum and make reliable identifications.

Cost £170

05/11/2022 Vegetative Grass Identification 2 Days

FSC Blencathra, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SG, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bYeJdl

This beginner to intermediate course will help you identify a variety of common grass species using vegetative features; a useful skill that is worth acquiring. With a mix of classroom and field elements, will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to independently identify grasses vegetatively.

Cost £150

07/11/2022 Habitat Indicator Species Online 0.5 Day

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

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

Cost £55

08/11/2022 Discovering Ferns 3 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3P9aQkb

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of ferns. 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.

Cost £45

14/11/2022 Around Britain in 25 Sedges Online 0.5 Day

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

Online course looking at the key sedge species which are commonly encountered in UK habitats.

Cost £45

19/11/2022 NVC: Winter Habitat Survey - Understanding and Describing Plant Communities 2 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Slapton, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2QP, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3P9aQAH

This intermediate course will provide you with the skills required to confidently use the National Vegetation Classification in winter as a framework to approach how plant communities are responding to environmental change. It is a key skill for many within and interested in an environmental career.

Cost £170

03/12/2022 Unique Island Wildlife and the Threats Facing It 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3voxy0h

The wide range of uniquely adapted plants and animals on islands are the results of a combination of evolutionary, ecological and geological factors. However, the same factors that promote this biodiversity also make them vulnerable to human disturbances. Join us to find out more.

Cost £85.00+

09/12/2022 Winter Tree ID Online 1 Day

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

Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter

Cost £75

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

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 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.

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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