Courses, walks and talks for 2019
Below are details of my public courses, walks and talks for
25th February 2019 Derbyshire Mammals (Melbourne)
1st March 2019 Wildlife of Morecambe Bay (Whitwell)
6th March 2019 Historic Naturalists (Spondon)
29th July - 2nd August 2019 An Introduction to British Land Mammals (Slapton Ley, Devon)
23rd-26th August Land Mammal Identification (Preston Montford)
6th-8th September 2019 Mammal Identification Weekend (Malham Tarn, N.Yorks)
TALK Derbyshire Mammals, Past, Present and Future Venue: Assembly Rooms, Melbourne
25th February, 2019.
Cost: £1 (members) £2 (non-members)
In this glimpse into the world of mammals, find out which species we have in Derbyshire, which have been gained and lost in recent years and what could appear or disappear in the years to come
Course provider: Melbourne Civic Society
To book: More information here
TALK The Wildlife of Morecambe Bay Venue: The Square, Whitwell
1st March, 2019.
Course provider: Whitwell Wood Natural History Group
To book: More information here
TALK Historic Naturalists: How They have Shaped our Thinking Today Venue: Village Hall, Spondon
6th March, 2019. 7:30 pm
Great minds shape the thinking of successive historical periods. In the subject of Biology, many ideas were in conflict with what was generally assumed to be true.
Course provider: Trent and Lower Derwent DWT Group
Introduction to British Land Mammals
Venue: FSC, Slapton Ley, Devon
29th July - 2nd August, 2019.
Cost: £460 - £330
A course to introduce you to the wondrous variety of mammals we have in the UK, from shrews and dormice to badgers and otters, deer and bats. You will learn how to identify them by sight, and the tell-tale signs they leave behind as well some recognised survey techniques. Throughout the course you will explore Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve for signs of otters, badgers, small mammals and bats. Some early morning and evening activities are included!.
Course provider: Field Studies Council
To book: More information and booking.
Mammal Identification Venue: FSC, Preston
Cost: £275 - £395
The Land Mammal Identification Course is an exciting opportunity to identify many British mammals through field signs, live-trapping and sightings. The course is practically based with field and laboratory sessions designed to introduce a range of detection and identification skills.
Course provider: Field Studies Council/ Manchester Metropolitan
To book: Online booking and more information here
Identification Weekend Venue: FSC, Malham
Cost: £264, £234 or £195.
Learn the key distinguishing features of all UK mammal species. Classroom sessions cover the key visual clues to identification, tracks, feeding signs, nests, burrows, sounds, droppings and skeletal identification of over 40 species. There are plenty of opportunities to develop practical skills during six field based sessions focusing on small mammal trapping, field signs, handling small mammals and the analysis of owl pellets. More information here
Course provider: The Mammal Society/ Field Studies Council