Water Vole Survey Techniques

Learn about the ecology, the habitat and the techniques used in surveying water voles.

You will learn water vole surveying, health and safety and how to complete the survey forms before spending the rest of the session outdoors on Winnall Moors where you will experience a real water vole survey and put your new skills into practice.

The Water vole surveying techniques course will cover:

  • An overview of water vole ecology.
  • An understanding of the threats to these species.
  • An understanding of and some practical experience in using the techniques involved in surveying for water voles.

In the afternoon you will take part in an actual water vole survey.

The Water vole surveying techniques course will require you to be able to walk and spend a fair amount of time bending down along an uneven river bank looking for water vole signs in our practical afternoon session.

Is this course for me?
This course is designed for people who are interested in finding out more about water voles, their habitat, life history and ecology and for people who may want to volunteer on water vole surveys to find out more about techniques and methods used or find out more about ecology as a career.

When and where?
Friday 17th May 2019 – 10am to 3pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start

Winnall Moors, Winchester
Meet at the Trinity Centre, Winchester SO23 8DX opposite the Willow Tree pub OS grid reference SU 486 297. Parking is available in the Durngate car park, this is a pay and display car park.

What do I need to bring?

  • Appropriate clothing
  • Wellington boots
  • A GPS if you have one may be useful
  • Packed lunch, drink or snacks

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided on the morning of the course.

How to Apply

Booking is essential and available through our website

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

17th May 2019 at 10:00am




Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust




Conservation, Ecology, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


Winnall Moors, Winchester. Hampshire, United Kingdom

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