Understanding British Mammals 1

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A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Ecology Course

This course on British Mammals is one in a series. It focuses on the gnawers, nibblers and crunchers.

It gives a thorough introduction to these mammals including insectivores, rodents, lagomorphs and deer. Key features of species identification will be covered including pelage and skull examination. Life cycles, habits and habitats will be also covered in the workshops. Practical and field exercises will involve characteristic field- signs, with a guide to tracks and trails, feeding remains, droppings, nests and burrows. Population monitoring techniques and field surveys will include ‘Longworth trapping’ and owl pellet analysis. The distribution and status of these mammals, including BAP species and wildlife law will be discussed in the light of their individual conservation requirements.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01970 623111
Address: 
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Cost: 
£120 full price /£100 concession
Contact name: 
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Dates and times
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Course commences at 10.00am and finishes at 5.00pm each day
29 May 2020 to 31 May 2020
Teachers
Penny Lewens
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