Events, training courses and practical opportunities to help conserve local wildlife form a major part of our activities. See featured events below. For a full list with details download the What's On Events Guide
Events in the Training Course category
Autumn Bird Identification Walk
Saturday 3rd September
A walk for those who wish to improve their identification of birds using sight and sound. 9 - 11am. £6 per person. Book all three autumn walks (1 Oct, 5 Nov) for £15. Click on the Wildlife Courses category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.
Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
Tuesday 6th September
This course covers the essential techniques required to assess wildlife habitats and sites using Phase 1 Habitat Surveys. This is suited to anyone wishing to carry out basic ecological surveys in relation to conservation, site management, planning and development. Includes practical application of the techniques. Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve. Tutor: Debbie Alston CIEEM. Includes refreshments and lunch. 9am – 4pm, £45 per person. Booking essential. Click on the Wildlife Courses category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.
National Vegetation Classification (NVC)
Thursday 8th September
The NVC was developed in the 1990s and is seen as one of the main ways of classifying habitats using vegetation recorded within quadrats. Learn the background to the NVC, how it is used and interpreted, how to carry out an NVC survey and analyse NVC data. Includes classroom and practical sessions. Tutor: Debbie Alston CIEEM. 9am – 4pm, £45 per person, lunch and refreshments included. Booking essential. Click on the Wildlife Courses category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.
Introduction to Wildlife Photography in Autumn
Saturday 10th September
Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around the reserve. Learn how to use your own equipment and use Iain’s extensive range of professional kit. 8.30am to 11am, £35 per person. Click on the Wildlife Courses category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.
Bat Identification and Surveying
Saturday 17th September
This evening course covers the ecology and conservation of UK bats. After a light dinner you’ll learn about the surveying and monitoring of bats before heading out for an evening walk using bat detectors. 4pm to 10pm. £35 per person including light meal and refreshments. Click on the Wildlife Courses category at http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop.