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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.

31/01/2022 Around Britain in 25 Grasses - Bespoke Online Course 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 £55

08/02/2022 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

10/02/2022 Winter Tree ID Online 0.5 Day

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

Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter

Cost £65

14/02/2022 Wildflower Identification 1 Day

Grow Wilder, 181 Frenchay Park Rd, Bristol BS16 1HB, Avon Wildlife Trust 07421226110 learning@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk c-js.info/34s87Ao

Deepen your love of wildflowers and make future walks more exciting with this one-day workshop at our Grow Wilder site. Professional ecologist, Matt Collis, will teach you about the early flowering species, particularly those found in woodlands and roadsides, whose emergence is synonymous with spring.

Cost £60

17/02/2022 Habitat Talk: Woodlands 1 hour Days

Zoom, London Natural History Society virtualtalks@lnhs.org.uk c-js.info/31pzCq4

This talk is the first in a series by the LNHS Vascular Plants Recorder and eminent botanist Mark Spencer looking at key habitats and describing their features and the plants that characterise them. This initial talk will look at woodlands.

17/02/2022 Identification of trees in winter 0.5 Day

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

Short course running for one morning, learn how to identify trees by their bark, fruits and buds. Involves a walk around High Elms Country Park. Led by the RSPB biodiversity advisor for Idverde Bromley.

Cost £12

25/02/2022 Introduction to Ecology 1 Day

Grow Wilder, 181 Frenchay Park Rd, Bristol BS16 1HB, Avon Wildlife Trust 07421226110 learning@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk c-js.info/34s87Ao

The ecology of the UK is an ever-changing patchwork of landscapes you can learn to read. Expand your knowledge on the governing principles of nature with ecologist Matt Collis, whose teachings centre around basic habitat and wildlife identification skills. We will also explore how ecology relates to conservation decision-making.

Cost £60

25/02/2022 The Geology of Kent 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 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

28/02/2022 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 £37

03/03/2022 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 £37

07/03/2022 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 £30

08/03/2022 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

15/03/2022 Botany Evening course 10 Days

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

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.and descriptions.

Cost £135

17/03/2022 Botany Evening course 10 Days

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

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.and descriptions.

Cost £135

28/03/2022 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 £37

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

04/05/2022 Early Season Grass Identification 1 Day

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

Early season/vegetative grass and sedge identification - Old Sarum, Salisbury

Cost £90

12/05/2022 Identifying Trees in Leaf 0.5 Day

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

Short course running for one morning, learn how to identify trees by their leaves and blossoms/fruits. Involves a walk around High Elms Country Park. Led by the RSPB biodiversity advisor for Idverde Bromley.

Cost £12

13/05/2022 Woodland Plants - Identification and Survey 1 Day

Blandford Forum, 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 a wide range of woodland plants

Cost £90

21/05/2022 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

22/05/2022 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

22/05/2022 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+).

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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