Water Vole Survey Techniques - day course

Fri 13/05/16 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 Learn about the ecology, the habitat and the techniques used in surveying water voles.

You will learn about water vole surveying, health and safety and how to complete the survey
forms before spending the rest of the session outdoors on Winnall Moors where you
will experience a real water vole survey and put your new skills into practice.
The Water vole surveying techniques course will cover:
An overview of water vole ecology.
An understanding of the threats to these species.
An understanding of and some practical experience in using the techniques involved in
surveying for water voles.
In the afternoon you will take part in an actual water vole survey.
The Water vole surveying techniques course will require you to be able to walk and
spend a fair amount of time bending down along an uneven river bank looking for water
vole signs in our practical afternoon session.
Is this course for me?
This course is designed for people who are interested in finding out more about water
voles, their habitat, life history and ecology and for people who may want to volunteer
on water vole surveys to find out more about techniques and methods used or find out
more about ecology as a career.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start.
Meet at the Trinity Centre, Winchester SO23 8DX opposite the Willow Tree pub OS
grid reference SU 486 297. Parking is available in the Durngate car park, this is a pay
and display car park.
What do I need to bring?
Appropriate clothing
Wellington boots
A GPS if you have one may be useful
Packed lunch, drink or snacks
Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided on the morning of the course.