Photo of chalk grassland by D. Attwood

Phase 1 Habitat Survey Day – Part 2


Marden Meadow,

Between Marden and Staplehurst on Marden Road, Cranbrook, TN12 0JQ
Fully booked
Further practice in plant identification with an emphasis on key indicator species for each habitat and discussion of useful features for target notes.

Event details


10am - 4pm
A static map of Phase 1 Habitat Survey Day – Part 2

About the event

Our Phase 1 Habitat Survey Days is a two-day course with Part 1 on 18th June and Part 2 on 2nd July 2021.

Following on from the site visit to acid grassland, mire, heathland and woodland habitats in Part 1, Part 2 offers a whole day in the field looking at a variety of other habitats. These habitats will include chalk grassland and a range of neutral grassland types from unimproved lowland meadow to rank grassland and other vegetation types to allow for a range of phase 1 habitats and their indicator plants to be experienced.

Part 2 is aimed at professional ecologists, students and interested amateurs who are already familiar with Phase 1 habitat survey basics as covered in ‘Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Survey course - Part 1’ or those familiar with basic Phase 1 who want to learn more about identification of key indicator plant species for different habitat types.

By the end of the session, it is expected that participants will:

  • Learn to identify some key indicator plant species to help distinguish different grassland habitats
  • Be able to distinguish different broad habitat types for Phase 1
  • Improve quality of target notes for survey reports
  • Improve general plant ID skills

The cost for this two-day course is £110 per person

Part 1 on 18th June is an introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Survey methodology as used by professional ecologists to map and record sites.

Details of Part 1

This course is now fully booked but you can add your name to the waiting list by clicking on the orange 'Join Waitlist' button further down this page. 


Phone number

01622 662012


The cost for this two-day course is £110 per person (Part 1 on 19th June and Part 2 on 3rd July).

Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted

What to bring

Packed lunch and drink.

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012