Learn hedgerow survey techniques with us!

2nd to last TVERC training course for 2017: Hedgerow Survey Techniques

Join us for our next TVERC training course which will be held on 16 September 2017, 10am - 4pm, at the beautiful Thames-side Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

** Last few places - including student discount rate availability. Book now! **

The course tutor Julie Kerans, Oxon Biodiversity Officer for TVERC, will provide an introductory course about hedgerows, their management and how to carry out a survey.

She will also highlight the legal protection that some hedgerows have. 

A field session will include the opportunity to survey a hedgerow with discussion about typical plants and trees found in UK hedges.

The training will be partly class room based but with a short walk nearby, if the weather is reasonable. So please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Please also note that the 'class room' sessions will be within an agricultural-style building so EXTRA WARM LAYERS are advised in case it is a cool day!

Books and equipment will be provided. But if you have your own hand lens and identification books please do bring them.

Tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.


Use our online booking form or contact TVERC (via tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk  or 01865 815411) for a printed/emailed version.


Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Near Bampton
9 miles west of Abingdon
OX18 2EH
Map reference: SP 354 013

See the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust website for details also this location map link.

Directions: If approaching from the A420 take the road signposted to Tadpole Bridge and Bampton. Turn right just after Tadpole Bridge and Trout Inn, follow signs to Chimney. 

Parking: Park in the designated BBOWT car park (signposted) on the left at the entrance to the nature reserve. Please don't park within Chimney hamlet itself. Allow an extra 5-10 minutes to walk the lane or footpath from the car park to the main farm reserve buildings.

Our TVERC 2017 training course series:

TVERC runs training courses to help volunteers to improve their identification skills and knowledge of a range of priority habitats and species. These introductory training courses are run by expert ecologists and aimed at beginners. If you would like to volunteer to help survey habitats or species in Oxfordshire or Berkshire but feel you lack all the relevant skills then our TVERC training courses might really interest you.  Our wide variety of  training sessions cover basic ecology, relevant legislation, identification features and survey techniques. They generally involve both indoor and outdoor sessions.  

The final course in our 2017 series will be Otter ecology and surveying, with Ellen Lee, 4th November 2017

See our training programme for more details of the 2017 series and each course.

Posted: September 4, 2017