Training

Our training courses are for everyone, from interested individuals, to conservationists and ecological consultants, who want to develop their knowledge, field skills and experience for personal interest or professional development. From species introduction courses, to practical fieldcraft weekends, mammal identification and survey techniques, we focus on ecology & biology, law, technical skills, handling & surveying. We can also arrange bespoke courses for groups. 

Course List:

Autumn Photography

A one day course of theory and practical photography led by Matt Doggett, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012.

Badger Development & Mitigation

Two days of classroom discussion and field excursions aimed to support consultants who are working (or considering working) on development sites where badger mitigation measures need to be considered.

Dormice and Development

Learn more about dormice legislation and the issues linked with protecting dormice at development sites.

Dormouse Ecology & Conservation

A course all about the ecology of the hazel dormouse, how to survey for them, with opportunities for handling that contribute towards attaining a dormouse licence.

Mammal Detective Weekend

This weekend provides a unique opportunity to observe and learn about a wide range of British wildlife including red, roe and fallow deer, badgers, horseshoe bats, water voles, otters, mink and even beavers.

Mammal Identification Weekend

Two and a half days of field and classroom-based learning covering the ID and methods to record all of the UK's resident terrestrial mammal species.

Owl Pellet Analysis

New for 2013 this course will help develop expertise in the identification and recording of small mammals from skeletal fragments found in owl pellets.

Radio Tracking

A one day course giving guidance on the whole process of designing a radio tracking study and the practicalities of using VHF tracking for mammals. 

Riparian Mammals

This two day course provides practical information and guidance relating to this unique group of species and the  important legislation that covers them.

Spring Wildlife Photography

A one day course of theory and practical photography led by Matt Doggett, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012.

Urban Mammals

This one day event is a fascinating introduction to the ecology of urban mammals.

Using Camera Trapping

A one day course combining classroom sessions on setting up camera traps and how to analyse the data obtained with a field trip to set up camera traps for mammal recording. Dates available for New Forest, Hampshire and Dalby Forest, North Yorks.

Water Vole Ecology & Conservation

This informative one day event focuses on one of our most iconic river dwelling mammals, the water vole.

Wild Boar Study Day

Learn about the unusual ecology and behaviour of the species and its re-emergence then join an excursion into the Forest of Dean to search for signs of boar.