Chalk Downland Habitats - day course

Fri 05/06/15 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 Chalk downland habitats can host an incredible amount of plant life which in turn
supports an array of insects and other wildlife some of which are associated only with
chalk downland habitat. Chalk downlands that are managed for wildlife are alive with
butterfly species during the summer and it’s a great time to visit this habitat.
Explore Broughton Down in this Chalk downland habitats course with a particular
emphasis on wildflowers, including several species of orchid and butterflies. Through
observation, discussion and practical use of identification keys and books to identify
plants and butterflies you will learn:
Basic ecology and management of the chalk downland habitat.
Identify wildlife, particularly wild flowers and butterflies, with the aid of keys and guide
books.
Looking for signs of mammals and listen for birds.
On our Chalk downland habitats course we will be walking at least 4 miles on uneven
terrain including very steep, possibly slippery slopes and bending or kneeling to look at
plants.
Is this course for me?
This workshop is designed for beginners, improvers and people volunteering or are
interested in a career in ecology who would like to learn more about wildflowers of
chalk downland habitats in Hampshire.
To attend this course you should be able to walk at least 4 miles on uneven terrain
including very steep, possibly slippery slopes and bending or kneeling to look at plants.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start.
What do I need to bring?
Appropriate clothing for walking outside for the weather on the day
Comfortable and sturdy walking boots,
A binoculars may be useful if you have them
Refreshments and a packed lunch chalk downland habitats can host an incredible amount of plant life