Sussex Wildlife Trust’s 2017 education course programme is now up online and open for booking.
We’ve put together another varied programme this year. After talking to the recording community we’ve also added some new courses to give people the skills and knowledge to help them get out and record some new groups in 2017.
We have our regular courses on raptors, photography, badgers, nightingales, bats, the planning process, hazel dormice, wildflower meadows, nightjars, moths, dragonflies and damselflies, grasses, sedges and rushes, wild flowers, glow-worms, butterflies, bumblebees, owls, harvest mice, fungi and bryophytes
…and new for 2017:
Slugs (February 12)
After his talk at ‘Adastra’ 2017 Chris de Feu will stick around to help us identify these under-recorded and under-loved molluscs.
Hoverflies (March 25/26)
Roger Morris and Stuart Ball, authors of ‘Britain’s Hoverflies: A Field Guide’ will be leading a two day introduction to these fascinating insects.
Woodland Ecology and Management (April 28)
Learn about the history, ecology and species of an ancient woodland and how to manage this habitat for wildlife with Petra Billings.
Micro-moths (May 6)
A lot of people asked for it – so Martin Harvey is coming to Sussex to lead moth-ers from the macros into the micros.
Natural Navigation (May 7)
Best-selling author Tristan Gooley teaches you to guide yourself by reading nature’s signposts.
Warblers (May 12)
Mike Russell focuses on identifying our British warblers through sight and sound.
How to Help Bees and Other Pollinators (May 19)
Learn about the importance of insect pollination and how to improve gardens and wild areas for them with Laurie Jackson of Buglife.
Wild Ways (June 10th)
A day in the woods exploring transformative ways of connecting with the natural world using insights from contemporary psychology and neuroscience.
Wildlife of Chalk Downland (June 30)
Indoor and outdoor sessions focusing on our county’s species-rich chalk grassland habitats with Petra Billings.
Invertebrates of a Heathland (August 18)
Graeme Lyons teaches identification and survey techniques at Iping Common- one of England’s finest heathland sites.
Learn to Navigate (September 9th)
A one-day course aimed at those with little or no experience of using a map and compass
Wyrd Ways (September 23rd)
Alistair Duncan explores our ancestor’s connections with the natural world.
Almost all of our courses sold out in 2016 - so get in quick to secure your place.
Full details of all these courses and booking is available at:
Full list of SWT Adult Education Courses 2017
Feb 12 Identifying British Slugs
March 25 /26 An Introduction to Hoverflies – Just 5 places left!
April 7 An introduction to the Small Mammals of Sussex
April 7 A Beginners Guide to Raptors
April 8 & 9 Beginning Nature Photography
April 23/24/26 An Evening with Badgers
April 28 Ecology and Management of Woodlands
May 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 21 Badgers
May 6 An Introduction to Micro-moths
May 7 Natural Navigation
May 11 An evening with Nightingales
May 12 An introduction to warblers – Almost sold out!
May 19 How to help bees and other pollinators
May 19 An evening with bats
May 20 Introduction to the Wild Flowers of Sussex (Meadow & Woodland)
May 23 Wildlife and the Planning Process
May 26 Ecology of the Hazel Dormouse
June 7 Wild Flower Meadows – Creation, Management and Enjoyment
June 10th Wild Ways
June 15 An Evening with Nightjars
June 23 An Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping
June 24 An Introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies
June 30 Wildlife of Chalk Downland
June 30 & July 1 Identification of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
July 7 Natural Navigation – Reading Nature’s Signposts
July 7 An Evening with Glow-worms
July 8 Summer Butterflies of Sussex
July 8 Identification & Natural History of Bumblebees
July 8 Introduction to the Wild Flowers of Sussex (Downland & Coastal)
July 22 & 23 Beginning Nature Photography
August 18 Invertebrates of a Heathland
September 16 & 17 Beginning Nature Photography
September 22 Ecology of the Hazel Dormouse
September 23rd Wyrd Ways
September 24 / 27 The Owls of Sussex – 24th already sold out!
September 29 Harvest Mouse Ecology and Survey
November 2 An Introduction to Fungi
February 16 (2018) Common Woodland Bryophytes
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Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act. Registered in England, Company No. 698851. Registered Charity No. 207005. VAT Registration No. 191 305969. Registered Office: Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9SD. Telephone 01273 492630
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