Introduction to Biological Recording - at Knepp

Monday, July 31, 2017 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Glamping bell tent at Knepp

A unique opportunity to learn about biological recording on a residential course within the Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex - home to one of the most innovative and talked-about rewilding projects in the UK!  This course is aimed at the naturalist who wants to become more involved in biological recording. During the course you will be introduced to topics like:

  • making biological records;
  • understanding recording organisations and the recording community;
  • choosing and using identification resources;
  • and submitting your biological records (including instruction on using iRecord);

We will use this knowledge during practical sessions, for example moth trapping, bat detecting and wild flower recording, taking you through the process of biological recording from sampling and identification to submitting records. We will explore the grounds of the Kenpp Castle Estate and learn about the amazing habitats created by the rewilding project from the estate ecologist.  No prior knowledge or experience of biological recording is needed.

There are two options for your accommodation (below).  Full catering is provided with both options.

  1. Stay in a Shepherd’s Hut, Yurt or Bell Tent (£170 - select 'luxury glamping' option);
  2. Bring your own tent and camp on the estate’s camping ground (£90 - select 'bring your own tent' option).