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Learn how to protect our natural environment at wildlife and nature conservation workshops across the UK. Find practical workshops in conservation and nature activities to raise awareness with groups, including children.
Grow your own, resilient organic produce - one day workshop in West Wales
Bronze AWARD
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Grow your own, resilient organic produce - one day workshop in West Wales
Ceredigion
£95
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and fun course runs 9.30 through till 3 and includes tasty treats, refreshments, lunch and plants...
A day in the life of a woodsman
A day in the life of a woodsman
Devon - Next course on 6th October 2019
£60
The day in the life of a woodsman experience day runs once a month and is aimed at people with little or no knowledge or experience of native British woodland management, but those who are more adept in this task are more than welcome along. We will begin the day by meeting at 9am-ish at the parking area to begin as soon as possible. We will take a stroll to the work area and have a cup of something hot and go through the legal things while I explain the...
Autumn Wildlife and Landscape Photography - weekend residential in Wales
Autumn Wildlife and Landscape Photography - weekend residential in Wales
Port Talbot - Next course on 25th October 2019
£289
Take two days out in the stunning natural landscapes of Wales to develop your photography skills. Based at Margam Discovery Centre. This weekend will give participants all the skills and knowledge required for successful nature and landscape photography. This course will look at all aspects of nature photography including close-up and landscape work. With the autumn in full flow we will be getting close to fungi, experimenting with the camera and making the most of the woodland colour at Margam Country Park. We will be following the deer rut with...
Beginners guide to British trees
Bronze AWARD
Beginners guide to British trees
North Yorkshire - Next course on 17th September 2019
£25
We are fortunate at Hawkmoth Wood in having 27 native tree species so plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the many of our common native and forestry trees. We'll walk the wood looking at how to identify them from the leaves, bark and situation. We'll learn about their uses, history in the UK, their timber and culinary uses, their place in mythology and medicine, and their susceptibility to increasing risk from imported diseases which may change our landscape for a very long time. We saw this...
Botanical Illustrations
Botanical Illustrations
Wiltshire
£45
Learn to draw and paint botanical illustrations using watercolour. This workshop will concentrate on observation and drawing skills using local flora with a watercolour demonstration and painting session. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced painters. Please note that the event takes place at our Langford Lakes Reserve. For further information or to book a place click on the contact button above. The reserve can be hard to find, so please look at directions before travelling and leave with plenty of time.
Foraging walk
Foraging walk
Northumberland
£10
Join us on a guided walk exploring the wild foods of spring in Northumberland. You will be truly amazed by the diversity, abundance and the incredible flavours the landscape has to offer at this time of year; you will taste shoots, leaves and flowers long lost to our everyday diet, which you may then be inspired to add to yours!
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
Gold AWARD
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£40
There is no doubt that our native pollinators are in decline, and honeybees are struggling with environmental pressures and intensive production. Beekeeping is not just about looking after our colonies, it is also about how we can use our knowledge to help all pollinators, and other wildlife while we are at it. Our gardens are increasingly becoming oases and it is possible to make a material difference, even on a small scale - and keep it beautiful. We will cover the following topics: - bees and plants: how they use...
Hedge laying with the Wildlife Trust
Hedge laying with the Wildlife Trust
Cheshire - Next course on 9th October 2019
£100
Hedge laying has a huge heritage and conservational value. With the wildlife benefits associated with hedges, it is really important to continue this skill. With this full day training session, you will cover the fundamentals of hedge laying and all the necessary skills and techniques that are required for successful hedge laying. We will be laying hedges Cheshire style, as this is most common style locally. This course is designed for absolute beginners wanting to learn, through to the more experienced hedge layer wanting to practice and improve. With multiple...
Landscape photography weekend
Landscape photography weekend
Ceredigion - Next course on 27th September 2019
£325
Capture the epic beauty of Ceredigion’s award winning beaches, sandy coves, sea cliffs, spectacular sunsets and starry dark skies through a lens. This 2 day photography retreat will give you the opportunity to take breathtaking photos and enable you to process the images you take. What you will need to bring • Camera – ideally interchangeable lens type • Lens(es), battery, charger, memory card • Laptop with photo editing software (see below) • Walking boots, rain wear, outdoor clothes, sunscreen & insect repellent Andrew Warren is an award winning, professional...
Managing groups in woodlands
Managing groups in woodlands
Gloucestershire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£120
The course is designed for woodland owners, managers and wildlife officers- who are considering working with volunteers and referral groups to run work parties and Social Forestry activities within woodlands. The course will provide guidance on: - Identify task focused woodland activities - Managing group dynamics - Leadership skills, motivating and managing conflict - Understanding the woodland needs. - Identifying skills and strengths - Identifying and managing risks - Matching woodland activities with different groups Course participants will have greater confidence to lead and manage group activities. The course will...

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