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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.

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+

05/12/2022 Plant Identification and Botanical Keys 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3fco1EI

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.

07/12/2022 Winter Tree ID: extending the season in ecological surveys 1 Day

Nesscliffe Village Hall, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3SIemmX

This is a day course aimed at the keen beginner and improver alike, providing an introduction to winter tree identification. Emphasis will be placed on key characters to distinguish each species from similar looking plants. By the end of the course participants will be able to use a key and will be able to recognise the key characters.

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

19/12/2022 Winter Tree ID - Online 1 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 dominic.price@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk/

Identifying Trees in Winter A half-day online course giving participants The skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf. A set of at least 20 labelled UK native twigs posted to your address prior to the course. A free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide.

Cost £74

19/01/2023 Botanical Folklore (online)

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

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

23/01/2023 Discovering Trees

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

During this introductory online course, you will start at the very basics of the biological definition of a tree and their place in the plant kingdom. You will continue to build your knowledge and explore their incredible biology and ecology.

Cost £60

09/02/2023 Discovering Bryophytes (Online)

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

This beginner course will introduce you to the complex world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get outside and put your new found knowledge into practice.

Cost £60

17/02/2023 Ancient & Veteran Trees 1 Day

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

Gain an understanding of the differences between Ancient and Heritage trees and their importance in the biodiversity of our woodlands.

Cost £60

18/02/2023 Field Ecology of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts 1 Day

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

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

Cost £60

25/02/2023 Identifying Lichens 2 Days

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

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 £150

25/02/2023 NVC Winter Habitat Survey: Understanding and Describing Plant Communities 2 Days

Slapton Ley Field Centre, Slapton, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2QP, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Ek3esr

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

25/03/2023 Field Ecology of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts 1 Day

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

This beginner 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, you will gain a better understanding of this diverse group, all under the guidance of an engaging and knowledgeable expert in the field.

Cost £60

03/04/2023 Discovering Ferns

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

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of ferns. Ferns are a common sight on a woodland walk, but have you wondered what species you are seeing? Ferns are vibrant non-flowering plants and reproduce via spores. With a diverse variety of species in the UK, there is much to explore!

Cost £45

06/04/2023 Discovering Botany

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Ev3h3E

In this beginner wildflower online course, you will build your understanding of wildflower basics considering their biology, ecology and the structure of flowering plants and be introduced to the species commonly encountered in the UK.

Cost £60

15/04/2023 Identifying Lichens for Beginners 2 Days

Nettlecombe Court Field Centre, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Ey0OWd

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.

Cost £135

25/04/2023 Tree Fungi Identification 1 Day

South East, South East Landbased Training Courses LLP 07437 601161 info@seltc.co.uk c-js.info/36FezSn

One Day Tree Fungi Identification. - Fungi Structures - Identification Features - Colonisation Strategies - Types of Decay - Examples with Significances - Observational Field Skills - What to record and how to record course taken for leisure or brush up your skills' for attendees on our Professional Tree Inspection course in May. please contact for more information.

Cost £116+vat

25/04/2023 Ancient Woodland Indicators 1 Day

West Horsley Place, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3ALzKBF

Learn to assess the 40 indicators of ancient woodland in this beautiful and diverse natural setting.

Cost £60

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

02/06/2023 The Wonder of Trees 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3i9ijES

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

Cost £60.00

15/06/2023 Grasses Identification 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3EWhY18

Discover the huge variety of grasses that populate our chalk grasslands in Surrey.

Cost £60.00

22/06/2023 Wildflower ID on Chalk Grassland 1 Day

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

Gain valuable insight into identifying wildflowers from an expert ecologist.

Cost £60.00

29/06/2023 Tree Identification 1 Day

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

Learn to use a variety of techniques to identify woodland trees.

Cost £60.00

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 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 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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