An Introduction to British Land Mammals

A course to introduce you to the wondrous variety of mammals we have in the UK, from shrews and dormice to badgers and otters, deer and bats. You will learn how to identify them by sight, and the tell-tale signs they leave behind as well some recognised survey techniques. Throughout the course you will explore Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve for signs of otters, badgers, small mammals and bats. Some early morning and evening activities are included!

Debbie Alston is an experienced natural history tutor and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby. She is the Chair and Recorder for the Derbyshire Mammal Group and co-author of the county atlas, The Mammals of Derbyshire. Debbie has taught many mammal courses for a variety of organisations including the Mammal Society, the Field Studies Council, Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and local Wildlife Trusts.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01548 580466.

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Key Information

Start date:

23rd July 2018 at 5:30pm


From £315


Field Studies Council




Nature & Wildlife


Slapton Ley, United Kingdom