Mammal Identification (11th & 18th Feb)

A fantastic and FREE opportunity to learn all about UK Mammal Identification with Debbie Alston of the Mammal Society.


Start Date: 11th February 2018, 10:30
End Date: 18th February 2018, 16:00

Event Info

Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th February 2018

The Mammal Identification course provides a great chance to learn the key distinguishing features of all UK mammal species. Classroom sessions cover the key visual clues to identification, tracks, feeding signs, nests, burrows, sounds, droppings and skeletal identification of over 40 species. There are plenty of opportunities to develop practical skills also, focusing on small mammal trapping, field signs,  and the analysis of owl pellets.

Please note participants must attend both of the two days to fully complete and cover the course principles.

The course will be led by expert Debbie Alston from the Mammal Society, places are FREE but we do require a bit more information from interested participants on the following:

Q.Please tell us why you would like to attend the course and how you will use the skills learnt from the course to help with Mammal recording and Identification?

You can email your interest and response to Roseanna Burton, DVLP Project Officer in the team (details below).

Please note to undertake this course the cost for a none member is £264.00, due to HLF funding we are able to offer this training FREE, however priority will be given to people living in the Dearne Valley Project area and who are involved in recording and monitoring schemes.

(Mountain Hare, Google images 2018)



Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar South Yorkshire S74 8HJ

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Map of Mammal Identification (11th & 18th Feb)