ERCCIS Workshop

Workshops organised and run by ERCCIS

One of a series of ERCCIS biological recording workshops aiming to help develop identification skills. Cornwall is well positioned to receive jellyfish and related hydrozoans from the ocean, sometimes in large numbers. Our rockpools are also home to tiny stalked jellyfish, many of which are rare and important for determining sites that need conserving. Learn how to identify these species and report their presence.

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One of a series of ERCCIS biological recording workshops aiming to help develop identification skills. As anyone who has kept a vegetable plot will know, Cornwall’s mild damp climate is ideal for an abundance of slug species and many snails too. Learn how to tell apart your common pests from your BAP Species as well as indicators of specific habitat types.

 

One of a series of ERCCIS biological recording workshops aiming to help develop identification skills. Cornwall has the most amazing bryophyte flora including some worldwide rarities. This workshop intends to set anyone interested in identifying bryophytes either for their own interest or for professional work well on the way to achieving that aim with advice on equipment, techniques and where to get ongoing support.

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One of a series of ERCCIS biological recording workshops aiming to help develop identification skills. Due in part to Cornwall’s mild damp climate, ferns feature strongly in our woods, hedgerows and wetlands. Learn how to identify and name the ferns found in Cornwall.

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Our Cornish heathlands can make the perfect habitat for a variety of invertebrate species with their mosaics of bare ground, fine-leaved grasses, heather and scrub. For this workshop, we will begin with an indoor session introducing the importance of this habitat and the range of invertebrate groups found there, before exploring the local heathland habitats to see what we can find living there.

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The aim of this workshop is to differentiate the species of grasses, sedges and rushes found in Cornwall. We will look at how to separate the three groups, recognise the structures and diagnostic features and identify the species you are most likely to come across. After a morning indoor session introducing the three groups, we will proceed to the Gwithian Green Local Nature Reserve to put our new skills into practice.

Join us on a fun and informative day at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Penlee Battery Nature Reserve. We will be learning and testing our butterfly id skills in the variety of woodland, scrub and grassland habitats at Cornwall's most easterly reserve. These habitats support a wide range of butterfly species, including the Marbled White.

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Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery via the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project, Seaquest Southwest brings you training on photo identification of individual Bottlenose Dolphins in south west waters. Leading Bottlenose Dolphin researcher, Simon Ingram from the University of Plymouth, will lead workshop on gathering data for the Southwest Bottlenose Project. Suitable for photographic enthusiasts and those with high zoom lenses.

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Join us at our Cabilla & Redrice Woods nature reserve to observe and gain an understanding of key breeding bird species of woodland. We will be coached in identification skills of the variety of species to be found in ancient woodland in spring. Beginning with an early start (but not quite the crack of dawn!) we will listen for dawn chorus birdsong and learn how to pick out certain phrases and use them to recognise the singer. All participants will receive a free birdsong CD to help them continue their development of identification skills.

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