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Crab Wood

Sarum Road

Winchester

SO22 5QS

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We will explore an ancient woodland and learn to identify some of the plants and animals found there.

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Woodlands come alive in spring and are rich and diverse habitats for wildlife. On our Woodlands in Spring course we will discuss the history, ecology and inhabitants of ancient woodland and look at some of the species, including carpets of Hampshire’s famous bluebells, associated with this special habitat.

In a relaxed morning of discussions, observations and practising wildlife identification using FSC guides you will learn basic skills in:

•Tree identification

•Wildflower/ancient woodland indicator identification

•Wildlife identification

•Basic woodland ecology overview

At the end of the morning you will have gained enough knowledge to identify common species of plants and animals found in woodlands and enrich your spring woodland walks.

Our Woodlands in Spring course will include an approximately 3 mile walk in Crab Wood.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in exploring Hampshire’s woodlands and would like to understand basic woodland wildlife species and ecology.

When and where?

Thursday 7th May 2020 9.30am to 12.30pm

Crab Wood car park

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start

What do I need to bring?

•Appropriate clothing for walking outside for the weather on the day

•Comfortable and sturdy walking boots,

•Binoculars may be useful if you have them

•Refreshments

Your tutor - Susan Simmonds – Engagement Officer

Susan has a lifelong passion for wildlife and graduated in Environmental Science, she has worked and volunteered in the conservation sector for over 20 years. Susan is also a sessional lecturer at Sparsholt College on the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management degree.

Susan has a Certificate to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and enjoys teaching her skills through courses like plant species identification and mammal tracks and signs to others.

She has a desire to make a difference and to play a part in conserving our natural world and believes that she can do this through passing on knowledge and enthusiasm and therefore empowering others. She loves species identification and regularly teaches wildflower identification; water vole survey techniques and more recently river fly surveying.

Susan loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking and cycling. She's currently also training to be a Duke of Edinburgh leader.

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