Understanding British Mammals I: Gnawers, Nibblers & Insect Crunchers (SELL)

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11 May 2018 until 13 May 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Learn with an expert mammal ecologist whilst exploring the wonderful, wildlife-rich habitats of Denmark Farm

mammals courseThis course gives a thorough introduction to these mammals including insectivores, rodents, lagomorphs and deer. Key features of species identification will be covered including pelage and skull examination. Life cycles, habits and habitats will also be covered in the workshops. Practical and field exercises will involve: characteristic field-signs, with a guide to tracks and trails, feeding remains, droppings, nests and burrows.  Population monitoring techniques with field surveys using long-worth trapping (during the course at the venue) and owl pellet analysis. The distribution and status of these mammals, including any BAP species and Wildlife Law, will be discussed in the light of their individual conservation requirements.

Understanding mammals

Tutor: Penny Lewns

Fees: £120 full price (£100 concession). 

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all SELL Courses. If you have no first degree, reside in Wales and are in receipt of certain state benefits, you may be able to get your course fees subsidised, or paid for you.

 

Early bird discounts are available as follows: 

Term 1 courses book before 27th September 2017

Term 2 courses book before 14th December 2017

Term 3 courses book before 22nd March 2018

Please go to http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/sell/lifelong-learning/ for all enquiries and bookings.

Course Code: AB301E

Accommodation:

Self catering Eco Lodge, shared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm. Please book your place first with Aberystwyth University and then contact us about your accommodation needs.

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