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May 2019

Moth night at Briddlesford Woods (Isle of Wight)

May 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Briddlesford Woods, Briddlesford Woods, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight United Kingdom
Lime hawkmoth greeting card

Join us for this special one-off evening event at our woodland reserve. Learn how to check moth traps set up throughout the woods and identify what creatures you find. It’s a great time of year to look for moths in deciduous woodland and we hope to spot the great prominent, perhaps an early large emerald moth and early season hawk moths.  Please note you must be confident at walking on rough ground in the dark using a torch.  Leader: Isle…

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Spring River and Water Vole Safari 2019

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Chipping, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8RT United Kingdom
water vole by Iain Green

An exclusive photography workshop in a fantastic location famous for its water voles and a host of other wildlife. Practical tuition will be tailored to the needs of those attending and will be suitable for beginners. An ideal gift for those interested in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Experienced wildlife and environmental photographer Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain at The Chipping at 9.00am. The event should finish by 3.00pm. Please bring a packed lunch. *DISCOUNT FOR PTES SUPPORTERS* For…

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Hedgehog Ecology and Land Management Course for Practitioners

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
People’s Trust for Endangered Species, 3 Cloisters House, London, Greater London SW8 4BG United Kingdom
Hedgehog by David Cooper

This unique training course provides a professional guide to hedgehog ecology, surveying and mitigation. Course content Talk 1: Ecology and behaviour – an overview of basic biology, ecology, behaviour, disease and rehabilitation Talk 2: Threats to hedgehogs and the law – urban and rural threats; UK conservation status and decline; UK legislation; the latest survey methods Outdoor session: To reinforce theory Talk 3: Land management for hedgehogs – practical advice on management and mitigation Cost: £50 per person (lunch not…

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Spring River and Water Vole Safari 30th May 2019

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Chipping, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8RT United Kingdom
water vole by Iain Green

An exclusive photography workshop in a fantastic location famous for its water voles and a host of other wildlife. Practical tuition will be tailored to the needs of those attending and will be suitable for beginners. An ideal gift for those interested in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Experienced wildlife and environmental photographer Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain at The Chipping at 9.00am. The event should finish by 3.00pm. Please bring a packed lunch. *DISCOUNT FOR PTES SUPPORTERS* For…

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June 2019

Summer on the Somerset Levels June 2019

June 5 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Westhay, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom
Otter by Vic Sharratt

A day exploring the Somerset levels and photographing its amazing wildlife, beginning with a session looking at composition, photographic technique and equipment. Through the day you will photograph the diverse local wildlife, including rarer species such as otters and bitterns (although sightings can never be guaranteed!). June is an amazing time for dragonflies, breeding birds, wildflowers and so much more. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain…

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Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management Course

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Briddlesford Woods, Briddlesford Woods, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight United Kingdom

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species with appropriate examples in the woodland on the Reserve. In addition we will check some dormouse boxes at Briddlesford and we would expect to see dormice. This course is an excellent first step for those wishing to get involved in dormouse conservation and it is recommended as a first step for those wishing to train for their dormouse…

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July 2019

The Butterflies of Briddlesford (Isle of Wight)

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Briddlesford Woods, Briddlesford Woods, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight United Kingdom
peacock butterfly close

Discover the wonderful world of our woodland butterflies on a guided walk. Our expert guides will lead you around our beautiful ancient woodland and help you learn how to identify a range of butterflies. July is the optimum time to see our woodland specialists White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary on the wing. You can also learn about other rare woodland wildlife such as red squirrels and dormice from PTES staff.  Leader: Local butterfly expert and Regional Representative at British Trust…

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September 2019

Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management course (inc. handling)- SEPT

September 9 - September 11
Briddlesford Woods, Briddlesford Woods, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight United Kingdom

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. In addition, we will consider how to survey for dormice and how to set up a regular monitoring site and the requirements both to obtain a disturbance license and a mitigation license. This is an intensive course with a maximum of nine delegates and three trainers. Day 1 will focus on dormouse ecology, conservation, survey techniques and dormouse familiarisation. On Day 2, we will look at woodland…

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October 2019

Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management course (inc. handling) OCT

October 7 - October 9
Briddlesford Woods, Briddlesford Woods, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight United Kingdom

**This is event is now full. Please email ian.white@ptes.org to be added to a waiting list** We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. In addition, we will consider how to survey for dormice and how to set up a regular monitoring site and the requirements both to obtain a disturbance license and a mitigation license. This is an intensive course with a maximum of nine delegates and three trainers. Day 1 will focus on…

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November 2019

National Dormouse Conference 2019

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6UA United Kingdom
Dormouse torpor in hand by Rhys Owen-Roberts

Our National Dormouse Conference is a must for all dormouse monitoring volunteers to learn more about hazel dormouse conservation and meet up with fellow wildlife enthusiasts. The day will be packed full of exciting talks from the country’s top dormouse experts and researchers, to be announced shortly. Please contact us if this is a company booking and you would like us to invoice you rather than booking online. Please note as People’s Trust for Endangered Species is not VAT registered…

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Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – Nov 2019

November 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain near Meare at 12pm. The event should finish by 6pm.…

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December 2019

Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – Dec 2019

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain near Meare at 12pm. The event should finish by 6pm.…

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