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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.

28/05/2022 Orchid Hunting in the Chiltern Hills 1 Day

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

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

Cost £80

28/05/2022 Introduction to Orchids 1 Day

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

Discover wild orchids, their life cycles, how they are pollinated, relationships with fungi, where to find them and how to identify them. Includes visits to orchid sites in mid Kent.

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary fee: 5 pounds off.

28/05/2022 Plant Identification for Phase 1 Habitat Survey-Grasslands 2 Days

Durham Wildlife Trust at Low Barns, Verde-ecology Consultancy 07875544635 juliageno@gmail.com c-js.info/33uxair

This course aimed to gain experience and confidence in identifying indicator plants species used in Phase 1 habitat Survey. The course will mainly be field-based and focus on grassland habitats.

Cost £100

28/05/2022 Identifying and Comparing Coastal Plants (South Wales) 2 Days

FSC Dale Fort, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/37MZH8S

This introductory course will allow you to identify the variety of plant species found in saltmarsh and sand dune systems. You will be able to put both habitats into their ecological and successional context and discuss how plants are adapted to these two extreme coastal environments.

Cost £170

30/05/2022 Field Identification Skills Certificate 1 Day

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

Take an assessment of your botanical survey skills and receive a certificate from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

Cost £75

01/06/2022 Introduction to Wild Flowers for Absolute Beginners 1 Day

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

Learn how to identify and classify flowers and use an identification book. Practise new skills by using keys to identify flowers collected from habitats in the reserve.

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary fee: 5 pounds off.

05/06/2022 A Morning at Ham Fen 0.5 Day

Ham Fen Nature Reserve, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

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

Cost £25 per person (Age 12+).

06/06/2022 Plant Identification in the Field 5 Days

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

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

Cost £200 per person

07/06/2022 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes - 2 day course 2 Days

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

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

Cost £170.01

07/06/2022 Grasses and Sedges - Grasslands and Meadows 1 Day

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

Grass and sedge identification - Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

07/06/2022 Grass Identification for Ecologists 1 Day

Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3KSghS0

Grasses (along with Sedges and Rushes) form the foundation for many of the UK's plant communities. They are extremely useful botanically as they can tell you much about a site's ecology, both past, present and in the future. Being able to reliably identify which species you have found can aid your identification and classification of plant communities (Phase 1, NVC and UK Hab) as well as aid in conservation decisions for a site.

08/06/2022 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes - Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bogs? 1 Day

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

Field ID tutorial on grasses, sedges & rushes in heathland, acid grassland and bogs.

Cost £90

08/06/2022 Plant Identification for Ecologists 1 Day

Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/38gEm7I

Botanical Surveys (Phase 1, UKHab, Hedgerow and NVC) provide the botanist and ecologist with ways of classifying a wide range of vegetation and habitats. Accurate species identification is critical to correctly identifying the appropriate habitats and then using this information to decide on their ecological value. This course aims to develop the professional surveyor's identification skills, and abilities in using botanical keys.

10/06/2022 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

11/06/2022 Clovers and vetches 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01621 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

Learn to sort out the many look-alikes in this economically important, ubiquitous and attractive family. Vetches straggle their way through the hedgerows, medicks stud our lawns, clovers and wild peas brighten the meadows and coast

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary fee: 5 pounds off.

11/06/2022 Phase 1 Habitat Survey 2 Days

Balallan House, Stirling, FK8 2QG, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 scotland@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3LlLApP

This 2 day course aims to introduce you to the Phase 1 habitat survey method and some of the common habitats found in the UK. This very popular course will benefit ecologists, land managers, foresters, rangers, planners, environmental consultants and students.

Cost £130

11/06/2022 Discovering Botany 2 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/39qwJMo

During this beginer course you will learn the key features of flowering plants and explore different habitats to uncover the variety of wildflower species specific to certain areas. Gain confidence, develop skills and learn how to use field identification guides and keys in this introduction to botany.

Cost £120

11/06/2022 Phase 1 Survey with Plant Identification Focus 2 Days

FSC Epping Forest, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3kjNDhY

This Intermediate course of Phase 1 habitat survey takes you through the standardised system of recording semi-natural vegetation and other habitats. It will focus on will focus on the botanical knowledge and field skills required to map habitats.

Cost £150

11/06/2022 Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes 2 Days

FSC Blencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Ksbwyz

This Grasses, Sedges and Rushes course will give you an understanding of the difference between these species and how you can start identifying them. Knowledge of these plants can help show you what national vegetation type you are standing in, an essential skill for any working in the ecology sector.

Cost £160

15/06/2022 Introduction to British Orchids 0.5 Day

High Elms Country Park, idverde Bromley 07483094445 beeche@idverde.co.uk c-js.info/3ES6REy

Short course led by the High Elms Conservation and Community Ranger. Explore the many species of orchid we have on site in our chalk downland site. High Elms is a site of special scientific interest partly because of its orchid species present. More information is available on our website.

Cost £12

16/06/2022 Tree Biology 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3x9YPoV

Learn about the biology of our native trees, how they communicate with each other and why they are so important to us.

Cost £35 members / £47 non-members

16/06/2022 Botany for Beginners 1 Day

Folly Farm Nature Reserve, Bristol, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3ylEwpk

This field-based training course will help delegates understand the key differences between common plant families and recognise the key ID features of plants in the field. The training will also highlight some of the key indicator plant species for grassland habitats and factors which influence where plant species are found.

17/06/2022 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 £40

18/06/2022 BSBI Sedge & Rushes Workshop 1 Day

Barony College, Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland 07917152580 jim.mcintosh@bsbi.org c-js.info/3LmUumY

A workshop for those beginning sedge identification. We will explain the differences between sedges & rushes and look at some of the most common sedge species you are likely to come across in the classroom and in the field.

Cost £30 with 50% reduction for students, young people & members

18/06/2022 Introduction to Deciduous Trees in Summer 1 Day

FSC Amersham, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3rYrWrI

Trees form an imposing and ecologically important part of the landscape of the British Isles. This course is aimed at people interested in?learning about the botany of trees and covers the basics for anyone interested either both as a hobbyist or as a career.

Cost £60

18/06/2022 Identifying Wildflower Families with Keys 2 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3EXyfBe

Learn how to identify the most common wildflower species in the UK; an important step in understanding the environment around you and developing your skills. Explore different habitats and uncover the variety of wildflower species specific to certain areas.

Cost £170

19/06/2022 A Morning at Ham Fen 0.5 Day

Ham Fen Nature Reserve, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

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

Cost £25 per person (Age 12+).

20/06/2022 Wildflower ID and Survey 1 Day

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

Wildflower Identification and Survey - Neutral and Calcareous Grasslands

Cost £90

20/06/2022 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

25/06/2022 BSBI Common Grasses Workshop 1 Day

Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton, Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland 07917152580 jim.mcintosh@bsbi.org c-js.info/3uBEJm7

A workshop for those beginning grass identification. We will look at some of the most common grass species you are likely to come across, offering expert guidance, helpful handouts, hands-on study and a practical session in the field.

Cost £30 with 50% reduction for students, young people & members

25/06/2022 Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes 2 Days

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OMbGUu

This Grasses, Sedges and Rushes course will give you an understanding of the difference between these species and how you can start identifying them. This beginner/intermediate course will combine a mixture of field visits to a range of contrasting sites with classroom and lab sessions.

Cost £160

30/06/2022 Grassland Plant Identification & Survey 1 Day

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

A one-day course covering the identification of grasses and flowers.

Cost £80

30/06/2022 Tree Identification 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3M4yXPJ

Have you ever wondered whether that tree in your garden is a Sycamore or a Beech? If the answer is yes, then this one day course is for you.

Cost £35 members / £47 non-members

01/07/2022 Wildflower ID on Chalk Grassland 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3Jlw5fg

You will spend the day with our SWT Ecology Services Manager. She will start with a classroom session teaching you how to use various wildflower guides and their identification techniques. You will then walk across the road into the diverse chalk grassland habitat of Headley Warren.

Cost £45 members / £57 non-members

03/07/2022 A Morning at Ham Fen 0.5 Day

Ham Fen Nature Reserve, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3rMjPOj

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

Cost £25 per person (Age 12+).

04/07/2022 Midsummer Grass Identification 1 Day

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

Midsummer grass and sedge identification - Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

07/07/2022 Practical Re-wilding 2 Days

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

NEW for 2022: An immersive course covering the history & potential future of this alternative approach to nature conservation

Cost £160

08/07/2022 Wild Flower Id 1 Day

Balallan House, Stirling, FK8 2QG, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 scotland@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3H7hiEU

After being introduced to some basic terms and concepts, participants will be shown how to place plants into their correct family and how to identify it as a particular species. You will be given advice on how to choose and use a field guide, and how to follow simple keys.

Cost £55

08/07/2022 Fern identification 4 Days

FSC Rhyd Y Creuau, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This Intermediate Fern Identification course includes botany, ecology and identification of ferns in their natural habitats in North Wales. Through a combination of seminars, laboratory identification sessions and practical field work, natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists and environmental professionals can discover the skills and techniques required for Fern Identification.

Cost £300

16/07/2022 Discovering Veteran Trees of Epping Forest 1 Day

FSC Epping Forest, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

During this beginner course, participants will cover survey methods for both amateur interest and the specialist, as well as veteran trees as a habitat and their historical context in Epping Forest. This course will suit nature enthusiasts, students, rangers and early career ecologists.

Cost £60

16/07/2022 The Botany and Ecology of Bogs and Mires 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

During this intermediate course, you will cover the ecology of the diverse habitats of bogs and mires. Learn to appreciate the biodiverse richness of these habitats and identify the plant species adapted to live there. Participants will visit two sites, a raised bog and a calcareous fen.

Cost £85

16/07/2022 Identifying Plants of Limestone Habitats 2 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner to intermediate botany course will help you learn how to identify a range of plant species that are specific to limestone habitats in the magnificant limestone landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career ecologists.

Cost £170

16/07/2022 Lichens in the Dales 2 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner lichens course will help you learn how to use simple identification keys and chemical tests to make an accurate identification of the lichen group you are looking at. This course will include an introduction to lichens, what they are and how they differ from other plants.

Cost £120

26/07/2022 Arable Plant Identification and Ecology 1 Day

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

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

Cost £90

30/07/2022 Introducing Ferns 2 Days

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner to intermediate course will introduce you to British ferns including their biology, ecology and identification. Participants will learn from expert tutor James Merryweather and the course is designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Early career ecologists, Citizen scientists, Volunteer surveyors.

Cost £160

01/08/2022 Aquatic Plants 1 Day

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

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

Cost £90

05/08/2022 Introduction to Marine Plankton 1 Day

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner marine plankton course will introduce aspects of the biology and ecology of both zooplankton and phytoplankton and include practical identification sessions using keys. It will give participants the unique opportunity to study live plankton obtained during sampling sessions from our research boat in the beautiful Firth of Clyde.

Cost £120

06/08/2022 BSBI Composite Flowers ID 1 Day

The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Kinghorn, Fife, KY3 9YG, Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland 07917152580 jim.mcintosh@bsbi.org c-js.info/3gUutNK

A practical workshop for beginners and improvers who would like to improve their identification skills in the Daisy Family (Compositae). There will be a mix of classroom training and hands-on study, including fieldwork, much of it in small groups with expert tutors.

Cost £30 with 50% reduction for students, young people & members

06/08/2022 NVC Summer Habitat Survey: Understanding and Describing Plant Communities 2 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This intermediate course will provide you with the skills required to confidently use the National Vegetation Classification?in summer as a framework to approach how plant communities are responding to environmental change. This course is for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career ecologists.

Cost £170

06/08/2022 Identifying Sedges and Rushes 2 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner to intermediate course will introduce you to the flowering parts and vegetative features useful for identifying sedges and rushes found in Malham Tarn National Nature reserve. The course will combine a mixture of field visits to a range of contrasting sites with classroom and lab sessions.

Cost £150

08/08/2022 Aquatic Plants 1 Day

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

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

Cost £90

12/08/2022 Field Identification Skills Certificate 1 Day

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

Take an assessment of your botanical survey skills and receive a certificate from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

Cost £75

20/08/2022 Phase 1 Habitat Survey 2 Days

Balallan House, Stirling, FK8 2QG, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 scotland@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3BclEZ8

This 2 day course aims to introduce you to the Phase 1 habitat survey method and some of the common habitats found in the UK. This very popular course will benefit ecologists, land managers, foresters, rangers, planners, environmental consultants and students.

Cost £130

20/08/2022 Fern Identification 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This beginner fern course will explore the different groups of ferns found in the UK, key terminology and guidance on their identification. During this course, you will learn how to identify and interpret the vegetative structures of ferns that are visible through a hand lens.

Cost £70

01/09/2022 Identifying Wildflower Families 2 Days

FSC Virtual, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/372zra8

This beginner-intermediate course will develop your botanical knowledge as you begin to explore the most common UK wildflower families. Becoming familiar with the most common families is a great way to start your botanical identification journey. Designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers, Early career ecologists.

Cost £30

03/09/2022 Identifying Grasses Using Vegetative Features 2 Days

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3vmYr5c

This intermediate course will allow you to identify a variety of common grass species using vegetative features; a useful skill that is well worth acquiring. By learning this technique you will have the ability to carry out surveys beyond the usual June- August flowering season.

Cost £160

05/09/2022 Heathland, Acid Grassland & Bogs - Species ID & Survey 1 Day

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

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

Cost £92

05/09/2022 Beginners' Guide and Introduction to Fungi 1 Day

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

An important first step to understanding this fascinating group.? Classroom studies and some field work

Cost £35

06/09/2022 Introduction to Fern Identification 1 Day

Benthall Hall, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5RX, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3xZgXSQ

This beginner course is aimed at those looking to explore a new skill or improve an existing one, providing an introduction to the identification of common ferns and their relatives. Whilst ferns might not have the showy flowers and floral part like wildflowers, they are equally as fascinating.

Cost £75

08/09/2022 Late Season Grass ID 1 Day

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

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

Cost £92

09/09/2022 Broad-Leaved Trees 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/2qFXIh5

This weekend botanical tree course is concerned with the identification of native broad-leaved trees; focusing on accurate identifications and diagnostic features. Natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists, environmental professionals. This intermediate level course is open to anyone with some knowledge of the subject.

Cost £200

10/09/2022 How To Use a Botanical Key 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/38EfKWE

This practical, beginner course will explain how Botanical (Dichotomous) Keys work, how to find your way around them, and will guide you through their use and application - and their limitations. 'Keying out' is a daunting but essential skill for anyone interested in botany.

Cost £60

10/09/2022 Introducing Ferns 2 Days

FSC Bencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/36Wb3Xw

This beginner to intermediate course will introduce you to British ferns including their biology, ecology and identification. Focusing on practical skills, with group and individual keying out, this course is ideal for amateur or professional botanists/ecologists both in the voluntary or ecological sector.

Cost £160

13/09/2022 Bryophytes: Field Identification Course 1 Day

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

A 1 day course covering the field identification of a range of common bryophytes found in heathland, woodland and bogs

Cost £65

19/09/2022 Around Britain in 25 Grasses 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 grass, sedge and rush species which define five of the main habitat types found in the UK.

Cost £45

21/09/2022 Planting and establishment of alternative species 1 Day

The Old School, Ashley Green, Chesham, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3JjWw51

RFS Hockeridge & Pancake Wood is home to 60 species of tree, many of which are alternative species recently planted following felling and restocking activity. Join the wood's warden, John Morris, for a comprehensive and informative day discussing planting and establishment of alternative species in a practical context.

23/09/2022 The Geology of Kent 1 Day

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

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

Cost £35

24/09/2022 Mushrooms and Toadstools: Learning Identification Skills 2 Days

FSC Bencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3y1gZth

The beginner to intermediate fungi course will cover the classification of the larger fungi, their feeding strategies and ecology, and help you to identify important macroscopic features. Designed for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Early career ecologists, Citizen scientists, Volunteer surveyors, Land managers

Cost £160

26/09/2022 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes 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 bryophytes that are commonly found in grassland, heathland and woodland in lowland Britain

Cost £45

26/09/2022 UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) Online Training Course 1 Day

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

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

Cost £90

27/09/2022 Introduction to Alternative Broadleaf Species 1 Day

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3NU6y0j

A new one day training course with Chris Reynolds of Forest Research in the glorious surroundings of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. An essential introduction for anyone keen to widen their knowledge of alternative broadleaf species in the quest to increase woodland resilience in the face of pests, disease and climate change.

30/09/2022 Plant Identification Using the Vegetative Key 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/370Hjc8

This beginner - intermediate botany course will help guide you through what may at times seem like a daunting amount of botanical terminology and become confident using the vegetative key. This course is suited for anyone looking to be more confident (and competent) in their ability to use the 'Vegetative Key'.

Cost £75

03/10/2022 Around Britain in 20 Ferns and their allies Online 0.5 Day

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

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

Cost £45

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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