This years' Cwm Glas Special will see Julian Hughes of the Welsh Ornithological Society joining us to share his specialist knowledge on upland birds. It will be a real treat to have his expert input as we travel from the valley base, through several distinct habitats up into the high Cwm Glas.
These workshops are primarily aimed at Mountain Leaders and Instructors or trainees working towards those awards. Anyone working outside with, or leading, groups in the hills or mountains of the UK should however, find these workshops of interest. We generally attract a like-minded keen group of people who get along with each other giving the day a fun feeling in which to learn. At this time of year we will expect to see a good range of spring flowers in particular many of the Arctic-alpines indigenous to this area
This workshop is eligible for MTA, AMI, BAIML and BMG CPD points.
Whilst the workshops are themed seasonally we will respond to whatever the environment and weather throw at us on the day of the workshop. Key topics for the day might include;
- Identifying and remembering flowers
- Recognising the birds in the mountains
- Mindblowing geology
- Reading the landscape
- Features of glaciation
- Human impact on the upland environment
- The arctic alpines of Cwm Glas
You will need to dress for the weather, bring spare gear, and expect to be 'on the hill' for about six hours. Bring a packed lunch. You will find a digital camera and/or a smart phone, pen/pencil and notebook handy too.
A proportion of your fee will be donated to the Welsh Ornithological Trust