Thursday, 4 April 2013


Hi All

Below is an exact copy of a poster sent to me by Central Scotland Forest Trust, relating to training dates for a variety of wildlife identification and Conservation activities. All the contact details are there if you want to book, but booking appears to be essential. Sorry that the logos didnt make the transition.



Biodiversity Training for Communities 2013programme

All training events are free, though places are limited on some courses, so booking is essential. Please book by contacting Emilie Wadsworth at CSFT on emilie.wadsworth@csft.org.uk or 01501 824791.
Full details and a programme for the event will be sent out at least a week prior to the event. All events involve some aspect of practical work outdoors,therefore, appropriate clothing is recommended – waterproofs and sturdy footwear are essential.

What
Where
When
Information
Wildflowers and foraging – talk
Torrance Rural Woman’s Institute
11th March 2013
7:30pm
Fully Booked
Invasive Non-native Species identification and surveying
Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
Sunday 19th May 2013
10am – 4:30pm
Full day course learning the basics of Invasive Species identification and survey techniques, with an afternoon of practical experience.
Invasive Non-native Species identification and surveying
Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
10 am – 4pm
Full day course learning the basics of Invasive Species identification and survey techniques, with an afternoon of practical experience.
Broad Habitat survey and classification
Kettilstoun Mains, Linlithgow
Friday 24th May 2013
10am – 1pm
How to survey and classify broad habitats on a site (Phase 1 survey) and basic species identification
Badger ID and survey techniques
Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
Monday 10th June 2013
10am – 4:30pm
Join Scottish Badger for a full day course on Badger surveying with morning indoor theory session and outdoor practical afternoon session
Wildflower Identification and Folklore
Drumpelier Country Park, Coatbridge (tbc)
Wednesday 17th July 2013
11am – 4pm
Join Plantlife Scotland and CSFT to take a closer look at plants. Learn some top tips to help identify the plants we find and learn the many ways people have used them for food, medicines and craft. They’ll also be the chance to try our own wildflower brews.
Wildflower Identification, Folklore  and Foraging
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, Livingston
Saturday 20th July 2013
11am – 4pm
Take a closer look at plants, learn some top tips to help identify the plants we find and learn the many ways people have used them for food, medicines and craft. They’ll also be the chance to try our own wildflower brews.
Introduction to Invertebrates
Balallan House, Stirling
Tuesday 6th August 2013
10am – 4pm
A full day course learning about the different surveying techniques used for invertebrates, with some identification thrown in
Native Tree Identification
River Avon Heritage Trail, Falkirk
Friday 23rd August 2013
10am – 12 noon
The identification of native trees along with some folklore and foraging tips
Moss Identification
Drumpelier Country Park, Coatbridge (tbc)
Sat 31st August 2013
10 am – 3:30pm

Full day course with an indoor theory session on Scottish mosses and an afternoon out in the field getting practice.
Introduction to Beetles,
Balallan House, Stirling
Thursday 5th September 2013
10am – 4pm
A full day course learning about Scottish Beetles, identification and survey methods with an afternoon of practical experience
Fungi Identification
Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton (tbc)
 Thursday 26th& Friday 27th September 2013
10:30am – 4pm
Delve into the fascinating world of fungi. Learn how to identify them using a range of field characters from textures and smell to making spore prints, suitable for beginners. Optional one or two day course with the second day focusing on Fungi identification using microscopes.
Woodland Management
Blaeberry Wood, East Whitburn, West Lothian
Saturday 5th October 2013, 10am – 3pm
Get some hands on experience of woodland management techniques under the guidance of the Woodland Trust Scotland’s Site Manager for West Lothian.
Woodland Management
Wilderness Wood, Livingston, West Lothian
Sunday 20th October 2013
10am – 3pm
Get some hands on experience of woodland management techniques under the guidance of the Woodland Trust Scotland’s Site Manager for West Lothian.


This programme of events has been possible thanks to grants from SNH and the Scottish Forestry Trust, and the kind donation of time and services fromBuglife, Plantlife, TCV and the Woodland Trust Scotland