Training Courses for 2016



Training Course Schedule & Site Visits for 2016:

Personal /Team Skills:

Course 1. Work-Party Management (for those who are already work-party leaders and who missed the course last year):

Personal /Team Skills:

COMPLETED / Course 1. Work-Party Management (for those who are already work-party leaders and who missed the course last year):
                         Tutor:             Zoe Channon (B&DBC)
                         Venue:          Russell Howard Pavilion, near Westside Community Centre, South Ham
                         Timing:          9.30 am -12.30 pm, Saturday 9 April 2016

Technical Skills:

Course 2. Hedge Laying (for beginners):  

Tutor:             HIWWT

Venue:          External at Crabtree Plantation

Timing:          Saturday in Spring 2017

Course 3. Coppicing Training – Woodland Management (for beginners):     

Tutors:           Oakley Woodland Group Course

Venue:          St John’s Copse, St John’s Road , Oakley

Timing:         10 am – 1 pm, Wednesday 5 October and Saturday 8 October,  2016 [book directly with OWG]

Ecological Knowledge:

Course 4. Mammal Surveying (for beginners):                                                        

Tutor:             Jim Andrews (Millfield)

Venue:           Millfield LNR

Timing:          Friday evening followed by Saturday morning in Spring or late Summer 2016

Course 5. Bird Surveying (for beginners – binoculars are desirable):

Tutor:             Peter Hutchins

Venue:          TBA

Timing:          Saturday morning, 2016

Course 6. Tree Identification in Winter (for beginners):                                           

Tutor:             Nicola Williams

Venue:          Royal British Legion Club, Old Basing, and then to Crabtree Plantation

Timing:         10 am to 12 midday, Saturday 8 October 2016 (Room is booked 10-11 am)

Course 7. Bees:

Tutor:             Chris Rose (ODBW)

Venue:          Old Down Hall, 364 Kempshott Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 5UY  then to Old Down (adjacent to the Hall)

Timing:          Coffee at 9.45 ready for a 10 am start. 10 am-12 midday, Sat 23 July 2016

Content:       An hour’s talk followed by an hour’s field work, weather permitting, with a focus on bumble bees and solitary bees as found on Old Down. Bring hand lenses. The presentation can be emailed afterwards to anyone who wants a copy.

Site Visits:

COMPLETED Site Visit 1. Popley Conservation Volunteers                                                       

Leader:          Dave Glover

Venue:          Popley Ponds Local Nature Reserve, Tobago Close, Popley RG24 9PX, and then to Basing Forrest or Carpenter’s Down Wood (followed by an optional call at The Swan, Sherborne St John)

Timing:          10 am-12 midday, Saturday 4 June 2016

Site Visit 3. South View Cemetery Conservation Group

Leader:          Petronella Nattrass

Venue:          Park on the road above the Cemetery Lodge (or elsewhere and walk), then to South View Cemetery followed by the Station Master’s Garden

Timing:          10 am-12 midday, Saturday 9 July 2016

Site Visit 2. Black Dam and Crabtree Conservation Group                    

Leader:          Chris Worgan

Venue:          Black Dam Nature Reserve and Crab Tree Plantation, Bolton Arch car park off A30, Old Basing

Timing:          6-8 pm, Monday 18 July 2016






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