According to the State of Nature Report, England is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world.
Our gardens have the potential to provide a refuge for many species, but many of us don’t know where to start in terms of recording what is present or checking to see whether our efforts to attract different species have been successful or not.
This one-day course aims to help you gain the skills, and develop an understanding of the tools required to survey the wildlife making your garden their home. You will be introduced to a number of ecological survey methodologies, which will help you to determine the presence of different species and their abundance in your garden. These surveys, if appropriately designed for the particular circumstances in your garden, could also provide valuable data for local and national wildlife recording schemes and other citizen science projects.
In addition to surveying the more conspicuous garden visitors such as butterflies and birds, this course will cover a number of indirect surveying methodologies specifically designed for some of the more elusive nocturnal inhabitants of our gardens. You may be surprised at what you find!
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