Woodlands in Spring

Woodlands come alive in spring and are rich and diverse habitats for wildlife. On our Woodlands in spring course you will find out about the history and management of ancient woodland and look at some of the species, including carpets of Hampshire’s famous bluebells, associated with this special habitat.

In relaxed and interesting morning of discussions, observations and practising wildlife identification using FSC guides you will learn basic skills in:

  • Tree identification
  • Wildflower/ancient woodland indicator identification
  • Wildlife identification

You will also have an introduction to woodland management and woodland ecology overview.

At the end of the morning you will have gained knowledge to identify common species of plants and animals in woodlands and enrich your spring woodland walks.

On our Woodland in spring course you will walk approximately 3 miles on public footpaths alongside the beautiful Harewood Forest.

Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for you if you are interested in exploring Hampshire’s woodlands and you would like to understand basic woodland wildlife species and ecology.

When and where?
Friday 5th May 2017 – 9.30am to 12.30pm
Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start

We will be meeting at Wherwell village playing fields car park, Longparish Road, Wherwell, SP11 7JP which has free parking you can use.

What do I need to bring?

  • Appropriate clothing for walking outside for the weather on the day.
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking boots.
  • Binoculars may be useful if you have them.
  • Refreshments.

Susan Simmonds – Assistant Education Officer

Key Information

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust




Countryside & Land Management, Ecology



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