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Training workshops

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Martin Harvey runs training workshops on subjects including:
Workshops can be designed to meet a range of requirements, from beginners to more advanced. Clients have included: Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust; Botanical Society of the British Isles; BTCV; Butterfly Conservation; Chiltern Conservation Board; Field Studies Council; North Pennines AONB; and RSPB. Martin also teaches on the MSc in Biological Recording at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Martin Harvey is an experienced tutor, having led wildlife workshops for over 15 years. In 2008 he completed the City & Guilds Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. 

For more information please contact me.

Last year's workshops are listed below - go here for the 2017 list

Studying soldierflies and hoverflies at Flatford Mill FSC centre
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Spring flies and hoverflies 17 May 2016 Two-day course, 17-18 May, Wynch Bridge End Cottage, Teesdale Part of the "Cold-blooded and spineless" project for the North Pennines AONB, focusing on identifying hoverflies plus a range of other fly groups in the spectacular Teesdale setting. Details via North Pennines AONB 
Meet the pollinators: bees, hoverflies and more 28 May 2016 Berrycroft Hub, Ashbury, near Swindon, 10am-4pm This course introduces the insects that play a role in pollination, helping you to recognise them, understand how they interact with flowering plants, and find out how to play your part in conserving them Details via Berrycroft Hub 
Grassland and Woodland Invertebrate Identification 3 June 2016 Juniper Hall Field Studies Centre, Fri-Sun This 3-day course will explore insects in rich grassland and woodland habitats near Juniper Hall, looking at how to identity them and what we can learn from their natural history Book via FSC 
Bees, Hoverflies and Flowers: Pollinators and Pollination 25 June 2016 Forty Hall Farm, Enfield, 9.45am-4pm This course introduces the insects that play a role in pollination, helping you to recognise them, understand how they interact with flowering plants, and find out how to play your part in conserving them Book via FSC 
Focus in on Micro-Moths of Epping Forest 9 July 2016 Epping Forest Field Studies Centre, 9.45am-4pm This one day course provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation Book via FSC 
Marvellous moths - learn about moths and how to identify them 16 July 2016 Berrycroft Hub, Ashbury, near Swindon, 10am-4pm This day course provides an introduction to moths: their identification, natural history and conservation Details via Berrycroft Hub 
London’s Butterflies in Bushy Park 23 July 2016 Bushy Park, west London This course provides an introduction to butterfly natural history, identification and conservation, using a mix of indoor activities and presentations, plus fieldwork observing butterflies in the varied habitats at Bushy Park Book via FSC 
Introduction to moths and butterflies 29 July 2016 Fri-Mon 29 Jul-1 Aug, Slapton Ley, Devon Covering identification in the field, field survey techniques, with plenty of chances to go moth trapping at night and to look at different butterfly habitats by day. Book via FSC 
Ladybirds, Shieldbugs, and Grasshoppers in Epping Forest 27 August 2016 Epping Forest Field Studies Centre This course introduces some familiar insect groups that are active in late summer, and helps you discover more about the variety of species that can be seen in this region Book via FSC 
Ladybirds, Shieldbugs and Grasshoppers 3 September 2016 Amersham Field Studies Centre Ladybirds, shieldbugs, grasshoppers and crickets are attractive and familiar insects, but how many different ones can you recognise? With a little practice you can get to know a wide range of the species in these groups, and late summer is a good time to look for them Book via FSC 
Ladybirds, Shieldbugs and Grasshoppers in Bushy Park 10 September 2016 Bushy Park, west London Grasshoppers, crickets, shieldbugs and ladybirds are familiar insects, but how many different species can you recognise? With a little practice you can get to know a wide range of the species in these groups, and late summer is a good time to look for them Book via FSC 
Moths In Autumn 17 September 2016 Epping Forest Field Studies Centre, 2pm-10.30pm This one day course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation Book via FSC 
Wildlife in the Cloud - apps and online resources for wildlife watchers  12 October 2016 The Gateway, Shrewsbury, 10am-4pm This course provides an overview of some of the best natural history resources currently available, and offers guidance on how you can make safe and effective use of them, as well as contributing your own knowledge online Details via Manchester Metropolitan University (PDF download) 
Wildlife in the Cloud - apps and online resources for wildlife watchers 22 October 2016 Juniper Hall Field Studies Centre This course provides an overview of some of the best natural history resources currently available, and offers guidance on how you can make safe and effective use of them, as well as contributing your own knowledge online Book via FSC 
Soldierflies and allies - identification workshop 19 November 2016 Dinton Pastures, near Reading One of the regular series of BENHS workshops - details to follow  
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