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February 2019

Dormice Box Maintenance and Repair Training Day

February 4th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane
Orpington, Kent BR6 7JH United Kingdom
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Suitable for attendees either wishing to acquire a Natural England individual class 1 licence to survey dormice or delegates continuing their licence training. The day will include a power point presentation followed by an introduction to maintenance and repair. Attendees will then carry out a practical maintenance and repair of boxes and tubes both in the workshop and in field.  Licensed dormice workers will be present to guide attendees. Please bring a packed lunch, Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided…

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Introduction to Habitat Management for Reptiles & Amphibians

February 27th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nymans (National Trust), Staplefield Lane
Handcross, East Sussex RH17 6EB United Kingdom
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Suitable for attendees working towards their GCN class licence. The day will include a power point presentation introducing attendees to the management techniques used in preparing and maintaining optimal habitat for reptiles and amphibians. The presentation will be supported with handouts (to take away). After lunch a walk around the site identifying features and habitats used by reptiles and amphibians. Bring packed lunch. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be provided for the workshop and presentation sessions. For more information please…

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March 2019

Introduction to Tree Identification (Part 1: Buds and Bark)

March 1st @ 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 wishing to expand their knowledge of buds and bark, or simply learn a new field skill. The day will include a power point presentation introducing attendees to the basic forms of buds and bark. The presentation will be supported with handouts (to take away). The day will then continue with a table top ID quiz handling real twigs and bark. After lunch a site-wide walk around the site identifying trees in the field using key guides and…

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Pond and Lake Biodiversity Survey Methods

March 19th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Road, Aveley
South Ockenden, Essex RM15 4XJ United Kingdom
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A joint training day between the South East and East of England Regions, this is ideal for rangers and volunteers who are managing wetland habitats including lakes and ponds. Also ideal for individuals working towards their class licence for Great Crested Newts. The day will start with a short classroom introduction to a range of methods including biodiversity indices (Biological Monitoring Working Party Score; Habitat Suitability Index). Attendees will then apply these methods in the field. Attendees will need to…

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