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

Date/Time
Date(s) - 16 May 2014 until 18 May 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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

Tutor: Rob Strachan

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.

Field vole nest

Fee: £90 (£80 if you book early**)

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

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.

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