Dates for 2019
Phase One Habitat Survey methodology is used by professional ecologists to map and record sites.
1. Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Survey
Part 1 on Friday 7th June (10am – 4pm)
A classroom and field-based introduction. Learn to identify key indicator plant species that will help you recognise and distinguish broad habitat types and gain confidence in writing target notes on habitat features. Includes a short field visit to a reserve.
2. Phase 1 Habitat Survey
Part 2 on Friday 21st June (10am – 4pm)
A whole day in the field looking at a variety of habitats including chalk grassland, a range of neutral grassland types from 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.
Practice in plant identification of key species and other useful features for target notes.
This day is suitable for participants who are already familiar with Phase 1 habitat survey basics as covered in ‘Phase 1 habitat survey course Day 1’ or those familiar with basic phase 1 who want to learn more about the identification of key indicator plant species for different habitat types
The cost is £55 per day (or £100 for both days).
The tutor is Lesley Mason – Freelance botanist and ecologist with a wide range of experience in both the conservation and consultancy sectors.
Phase 1 Habitat Survey Day
Part 1 on Wednesday 17th July (10am – 4pm)
This one day course is intended to give an introduction to botanical survey starting with Phase 1 surveys. You will look at how to recognise habitats and identify key species in them for producing Phase 1 maps and assessing the potential value of a site. Includes a site visit to a local reserve.
The cost is £55 per person for the day.
The tutor for this day is Alex Lockton - Ecological consultant and biological records centre manager who has worked in the sector for 25 years.
Please note that we will be running our Phase 1 Habitat Surveys Days again next summer. Dates for 2020 will be added to this page early next year.