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June 2018

Botany Beginnings: Wild Flowers

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This beginners course will cover wildflower anatomy, terminology, and common families, and will teach simple methods of identification in a relaxed and passionate manner. There will be many handy tips and plenty of indoor and outdoor practical activities to aid learning. This course will leave you brimming with confidence to continue exploring the fascinating world of plants. Laurie Wildwood is an experienced freelance ecologist and botany tutor and runs his own business with his wife which aims to inspire adults…

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Identifying Bees with Steven Falk

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - June 3 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Learn how to record and critically identify bees with Steven Falk, author of the new 'Field Guide to Bees of Britain and Northern Ireland'. An introduction to bees, with a chance to identify them under the microscope with a field trip to develop basic collecting and field identification skills.

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Botany Beginnings: Wildflowers

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This beginners course will cover wildflower anatomy, terminology, and common families, and will teach simple methods of identification in a relaxed and passionate manner. There will be many handy tips and plenty of indoor and outdoor practical activities to aid learning. This course will leave you brimming with confidence to continue exploring the fascinating world of plants.

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One Third of British Sedges in Three Days

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - June 11 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Learn to identify sedges for surveys, observe a good variety of sedges and associated plants in diverse habitats, and practice using identification keys. Malham Tarn is superb as it is possible to see 1/3 of British Sedges within three miles of the Tarn. A course for beginners and intermediates.

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Botany Beginnings: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This beginners course will cover anatomy and terminology, and will teach simple methods of identification in a relaxed and passionate manner. There will be many handy tips and plenty of indoor and outdoor practical activities to aid learning. This course will leave you brimming with confidence to continue exploring this beautiful and understated group of plants.

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Limestone Flora

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - July 2 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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A weekend for botanists looking at specialist flora of limestone habitats amid this magnificent scenery. Excursions will cover grasslands, flushes, woodlands and limestone pavement to improve skills in identifying a wide range of species in the field, making sure we don’t miss the ferns, grasses, sedges or the views.

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July 2018

Yorkshire Dales Flowers in Summer

July 6 @ 4:00 pm - July 9 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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A course for anyone interested in learning more about native flora at any level of ability. Explore the plants of this special habitat and record their extraordinary features in a watercolour drawing. Tuition includes exercises to build speed and accuracy, with lessons in paint handling to increase understanding.

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Grass Identification

July 6 @ 4:00 pm - July 9 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This course is for those with limited or no experience and will introduce the structure of grasses and the terminology used in identification. Visits to a variety of local habitats will give you experience of using keys and identifying a range of common and less well-known grass species.

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Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - July 16 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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A course for both beginners and improvers. It includes field collection techniques, preservation and curation of specimens, use of identification keys and information on life histories.   The Malham estate has a range of aquatic habitats supporting a wide variety of aquatic macroinvertebrates and you will have the opportunity to examine specimens from other locations.

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Lichens in the Dales

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - July 16 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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The Malham Tarn area is rich in lichen species, offering beginners and the more experienced a useful and informative selection of material. Collection methods will be covered. Gain confidence in using simple identification keys and chemical tests, and obtain an understanding of their biology and impact on the landscape.

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Butterflies and Moths

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - July 20 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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The unique diversity of habitat around Malham Tarn contributes to an interesting selection of Lepidoptera. Many nationally-scarce moths associated with fens, mosses and moorland can be found, as well as a small selection of special butterflies. Learn about the ecology of nationally significant species and how to identify them.

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August 2018

Real Family Holidays

August 13 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Real Family Holidays offer you the chance to escape the pressures of modern life and get outdoors with the kids, taking in nature’s sights, sounds and smells and above all else, have fun! With full board accommodation, outdoor activities and expert staff on hand, you’re guaranteed an affordable family holiday full of fun and memorable experiences.

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September 2018

Identifying and Recording Adult Caddisflies, Stoneflies and Mayflies

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - September 10 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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An introductory course for anyone wanting to know how to identify adult Caddisflies, Stoneflies and Mayflies. Participants will be shown how to collect and handle these insects; both in the field and in the laboratory; and introduced to using identification keys.

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Fly Fishing in the Dales

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - September 14 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Learn to fish more successfully during this week-long course in the Yorkshire Dales. Malham Tarn holds an excellent stock of genuinely wild brown trout and this course provides the opportunity to enjoy the experience of fly fishing for them in the Tarn and surrounding waters, including the Ribble and Ure rivers.

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Landscape Adventures in Watercolour

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - September 14 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Explore the wonders of landscape painting in the inspirational Yorkshire Dales. This watercolour painting course is for those who wish to improve their techniques and learn how to dramatise their paintings through colour, texture, tone and composition. All levels of painting abilities welcome, as you will receive individual guidance.

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Monoprinting

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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A one-day workshop exploring monoprinting using three different methods that are characterised by line, tone and texture. Local printmaker Hester Cox will demonstrate these spontaneous and direct techniques and then participants will try them for themselves. There will also be the chance to print from natural material including plants and feathers.

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