Ecology and Management of Woodlands (28/04/17) Friday, 28th April 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
What could be more iconic than a Sussex woodland carpeted in bluebells? This course aims to give a broad overview of the deciduous woodland habitat and its ecology. It will touch on a wide variety of woodland topics including history, soils, woodland types and woodland wildlife, bringing them together to give you an understanding of the ecology of ancient woodland and how best to manage it for wildlife.
The morning will start with introductory indoor sessions followed in the afternoon by a field trip to Hoe Wood, a beautiful ancient woodland at Woods Mill. The course is timed to coincide with the peak of the woodland flowering and bird breeding season and there will be an emphasis on wildlife identification.
The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some subject knowledge wanting a refresher.