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

Date/Time
Date(s) - 12 May 2017 until 14 May 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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

This course covers an exciting range of mammals including insectivores, rodents, rabbits, hares and deer. Species identification including skulls, life cycles, habits and habitats will be just some of the topics 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 together with population and monitoring techniques with field-sign 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.

Understanding mammals

Tutor: Penny Lewns

Fees: £120 full price (£20 concession and £20 early bird discount available). 

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.

 

The dates to book courses to obtain the early bird are:

Term 1 courses book before 28th September 2016

Term 2 courses book before 14th December 2016

Term 3 courses book before 22nd March 2017

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

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.

You maybe interested in other conservation, species ID and natural crafts courses at Denmark Farm. See our full events page

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