Course 1: Identification and surveying techniques for woodland habitats.

Day 1: Winter tree Identification
During this one-day course, we will be learning to identify broad -leaved trees using twigs and buds. We will cover broad leaved species. We are going to start to discuss management of woodlands.

Day 2: Ancient woodland indicators
Ancient woodlands are characterised by the presence of certain “indicator species”. They are plants which have great difficult colonising sites once they have been cleared. We will discover the importance of ancient woodland indicators and their habitat and learn to recognise flowering plants that are ancient woodland indicators.

Day 3: Recording techniques for Woodlands-Rapid Ecological Assessment
This course will look at least two different techniques to record data in a woodland. One will have aimed to do an inventory of woody plants and the other will aimed to record ecological features inside a woodland that can give us information about its condition.

Day 4: REA and mapping habitats in Woodlands
This course will be a follow up on the previous REA training and we will focus in NVC woodland communities and mapping different woodland types.