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June 2019

Introduction to Tree Identification (Part 2: Leaves)

June 21st @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Westley Heights, Langdon Hills, High Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6HP United Kingdom
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Suitable for attendees who are either beginners to tree identification or expand their knowledge of leaf identification. The training day will include a power point presentation introducing attendees to the basic forms of leaves. The presentation will be supported with handouts (to take away). The day will then continue with a table top ID quiz handing real leaves from the Langdon Hills Country Park estate. After lunch a site wide walk around the site using identification keys to identifying trees…

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Introduction to Freshwater Pollution Monitoring

June 24th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Road, Aveley
South Ockenden, Essex RM15 4XJ United Kingdom
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Ideal for members who manage ponds and lakes on their site(s).  Attendees will gain awareness of physical and chemical indicators of pollution events in the field.  They will be able to assess and apply standard reporting methods relating to the aesthetic quality of lake and pond water and assess and apply standard reporting methods relating to the visual assessment of lakes and ponds. The day will start with a short classroom introduction to a range of methods for pollution monitoring and equipment…

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Grassland Species Identification Day

June 27th @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Ivythorn Youth Hostel, The Chalet, Marshalls Elm
Street, Somerset BA16 0TZ United Kingdom
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Take a day out to scratch up on your grassland species identification with National Trust Assistant Wildlife & Countryside Advisor, Stephen Beale. We will look at the vast array of species at Ivythorn Meadows then hop across the road to hunt for the enigmatic Large Blue Butterfly with the Somerset National Trust team. Collard Hill is the second best place in the world to see this butterfly…so hopefully we’ll be in with a good chance! Themes to be covered: Species identification.…

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July 2019

Introduction to British Bats; Ecology and Conservation

July 1st @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Ightham Mote (National Trust), Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Pipers Green Road, Brasted Chart
Westerham, Kent TN16 1ND United Kingdom
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Survey and Equipment Workshop and Bat Survey Night Ideal for Rangers who would like to work towards their bat class 1/2 licence. The course will cover: Daytime Ecology and Conservation Legislation Surveying methods Biosecurity and H&S The day time session will be held in a classroom setting. However there may be time for a short walk to explore Potential Roosting Features on the estate. On completion of the day course we will relocate the 25 minute drive to Mote Farm…

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