linocut badger

Sunday 17th November - Linocut Printmaking

Get inspired by British wildlife this winter at Wildwood and produce your own handmade linocut prints, perfect to use as gifts or cards for Christmas!
After a walk around Wildwood for inspiration, you will be taken step-by-step through the process of linoprinting black and white designs. You will take home your linoprints and tips on continuing printing.
Tutor: Tina Hagger
10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: £40 per person

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harvest mouse ecology

Saturday 23rd November - Harvest Mouse Ecology and Surveying

In Partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kent Mammal Group (KMG)
This course is for anyone wishing to participate in the Kent Harvest Mouse Survey. It will inform you about the key factors affecting the status and distribution of harvest mice in this country. You will have the opportunity to examine a variety of harvest mouse nests and gain the practical surveying experience in the field needed for the survey.
Tutor: Steve Kirk
10.00am – 4.00pm
Free for survey volunteers

smss woodmouse

Saturday 11th January - Small Mammal Survey Skills

In partnership with Kent Mammal Group (KMG)
Learn how to survey for our smallest mammals using live, humane traps. Includes handling, sexing and identification, trap designs and mechanisms and principles of baiting and setting traps, surveying methods and legislation.
Tutor: Hazel Ryan/Suzanne Kynaston
9.30am – 4.30pm
£30 per person. (Book together with Kent Mammal ID Course for £50).

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beaver at Wildwood Small

Saturday 18th January - Rewilding 2: Bringing Back the Beaver

The second of our rewilding-themed courses looks at the vital role of the beaver in reinstating wetlands and enhancing biodiversity. After briefly exploring the history of the beaver in Britain, we will look at its ecology, field signs and its work as a landscape architect and wetland engineer, as well as the pros and cons of reintroducing an animal that has been absent from Britain for over 400 years. The recent return of the beaver to Britain – in both authorised and unauthorised projects – will also be discussed, including a review of Kent Wildlife Trust’s Ham Fen project and the beaver’s recolonisation of the Kentish Stour. The course includes a guided tour of Ham Fen by Kent Wildlife Trust.
Keep an eye out for our third and fourth rewilding courses; Rewilding 3: Are we ready for Lynx? and Rewilding 4: Return of the Wolf.
Tutor: Anne Riddell
10.00am – 4.30pm
£30 per person. (Book together with Rewilding 1: Big Grazers for Big Landscapes for £50).

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harvest mouse ecology

Saturday 25th January - Harvest Mouse Ecology and Surveying

In Partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kent Mammal Group (KMG)
This course is for anyone wishing to participate in the Kent Harvest Mouse Survey. It will inform you about the key factors affecting the status and distribution of harvest mice in this country. You will have the opportunity to examine a variety of harvest mouse nests and gain the practical surveying experience in the field needed for the survey.
Tutor: Steve Kirk
10.00am – 4.00pm
Free for survey volunteers

kmid 2

Saturday 8th February - Kent Mammal Identification

In partnership with Kent Mammal Group (KMG)
Learn how to identify our larger mammals from their tracks, signs and sightings. Includes a tour of the park to see some of the animals in the flesh and a close up examination of skins, skulls and antlers. Please note that this course does not include mice, voles or shrews which are covered in the Small Mammal Survey Skills course
Tutor: Suzanne Kynaston/Hazel Ryan
9.45am - 4.15pm
£30 per person (Book together with Small Mammal Survey Skills course for £50).

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