UK mammals – Practical identification & field skills

UK mammals – Practical identification & field skills

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Grow Wilder

181 Frenchay Park Road


BS16 1HB

United Kingdom

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Discover the world of Britain’s mammals on this one day course with Matt Collis at Grow Wilder

About this event

Focused on the UK’s terrestrial mammals, this day course aims to teach identification and field skills for this elusive and enigmatic group. From badgers and otters, to wood mice and water voles, discover all the techniques needed to spot, track and successfully ID the local mammals in your area. With a bit of luck, you might even meet a few on the day! Perfect for amateur and budding ecologists. Multiple outdoor practical's included.

Learning outcomes:

- Gain an overview of British mammals and their basic ecology

- Practice identification of British mammals by sight and using field signs

- Learn several techniques in order to find, survey and identify them

- Learn how to handle a small mammal under expert supervision

About your tutor, Matt Collis:

Matt is a professional ecologist and uses these skills as a teacher, consultant & wildlife tour leader based in Devon. Passionate about sharing his love for nature and connecting others, Matt is a tutor for the British Trust for Ornithology and Avon Wildlife Trust. Covering a broad range of taxa, he has both a wide and specialist knowledge of all things British wildlife and beyond. When he's not teaching, he continues to connect people to nature through Devon Wildlife Tours, his bespoke wildlife tour company.

Previous course feedback:

"The course was brilliant - well planned, interesting and relevant. Matt was a great tutor, getting to know all of us on the course and responding to our expectations and priorities."

"Really interesting day. It's been very exciting to be able to use the knowledge from this course to identify mammal signs while out on walks since"


Measures in accordance with current government guidelines will be in place, please do not attend if you are unwell and please bring a mask. We reserve the right to adapt or change activities in order to meet current government guidelines around Covid-19.

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