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amphibians

Saturday 11th March - Introduction to Amphibian Ecology and Surveying

Saturday 11th March

2.00pm - 8.00pm    

Tutor: Mike Phillips

In partnership with Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group (KRAG)
An introduction to the identification and basic ecology of Kent’s frogs, toads and newts. Find out what makes a good amphibian pond as well as different survey techniques, finishing with a torchlight survey of a nearby amphibian population. There will be an emphasis on newts due to the location. Own transport required.

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wolves

Saturday 18th March - Rewilding 4: Return of the Wolf

Saturday 18th March

10.00am - 4.00pm

Tutor: Anne Riddell

No rewilding series would be complete without a discussion about the wolf, its current absence from Britain and the conservation interest in bringing it back. The fourth and final rewilding course in this series looks at the history of the wolf in Britain, its ecology, pack behaviour and its recolonisation of Western Europe since WW2. It asks if wolves could be successfully reintroduced to modern Britain, what measures would be required to make that feasible and how the public might view the return of this superlative predator.

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springforaging

Sunday 2nd April - Spring Foraging in Egerton

Saturday 2nd April

10.00am - 4.00pm

Tutor: Steve Kirk

In this introduction to foraging, discover easily recognisable plants that are good to eat and learn how to prepare and cook them. At a variety of local sites, you will learn to forage safely and identify some common edible species before returning to cook and sample your fare. Also learn about foraging and the law.

Meet at Egerton Village Hall

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eural

Saturday April 15th - Rewilding 3: Are we ready for Lynx?

Saturday 15th April

10.00am - 4.00pm    

Tutor: Anne Riddell

Lynx could be the first large carnivore to be reintroduced to Britain. The third in our rewilding series looks at the archaeological evidence for the lynx in Britain, its ecology and the reasons why there is strong conservation pressure – and strong opposition - to bringing it back. It also looks at how this is being handled and public perceptions of this solitary and charismatic hunter.

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reptiles

Saturday 13th May - Reptile Ecology and Surveying

Saturday 13th May

10.00am - 4.00pm    

Tutor: Mike Phillips

In partnership with Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group (KRAG)
A chance to get up close and personal to some of our most iconic and often misunderstood creatures. An introduction to native British reptiles covering identification, basic ecology and survey techniques. Find out how to identify the best places to look for reptiles and what habitat features they require. Includes a search for reptiles at a nearby monitoring site. Own transport required.

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Important Information:

  • Minimum ages for all courses is 16years unless specified.
  • All courses must be paid for at the time of booking and are non-refundable unless cancelled by Wildwood.
  • For all online courses, participants will need a webcam and microphone.