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June 2019

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.

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Identifying Bees with Steven Falk

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - June 9 @ 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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British Birds of Prey: Identification and Monitoring

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - June 17 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Learning how to identify the different bird of prey species and their behaviour can help us gain greater understanding of how they live and how we can live alongside them. An introduction to the different British birds of prey, their ecology and behaviours and various ways of monitoring them.

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Botanical Surveying for Professional Ecologists

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - June 16 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge frequently required in the fields of ecology and conservation. We will cover botanical anatomy and terminology, common families, the use of flora keys, indicator species, Phase 1 survey methodology and an introduction to the National Vegetation Classification (NVC).

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BLS Introduction to Lichens

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Discover the world of lichens through this one-day course, which requires no previous knowledge. The day includes both classroom and site fieldwork to introduce what lichens are, recognise some of the more common species and use simple charts and keys to help you identify species with confidence. Lunch included.

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Identifying and Recording Juvenile and Adult Caddisflies

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - June 24 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This course is intended to encourage an interest in the whole life cycle of Caddisflies, their ecology and life histories, where and when to survey for them and their habitat requirements in all life stages. A variety of techniques will be used to survey and record caddis at adult and larval stages.

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Limestone Flora

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - July 1 @ 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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Botany Beginnings: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

June 29 @ 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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July 2019

Fly Fishing Weekend

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - July 8 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This weekend course provides the opportunity to enjoy the experience of fly fishing for wild brown trout on the Tarn, and for brown trout and grayling in the Ribble and Ure rivers. Learn the many techniques involved in fishing stillwaters and rivers, and something of the life of the trout and its diet.

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Grass Identification

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - July 8 @ 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 19 @ 4:00 pm - July 22 @ 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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Malhamdale: Family Wildlife and Landscapes

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - July 22 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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This course will take you to the iconic natural wonders in and around Malhamdale, as well as some hidden gems. Along the way the tutors will help your family explore and learn about the wildlife, history, landscape and people of this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Butterflies and Moths

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - July 26 @ 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 2019

Landscape & Texture: Drawing in the Wainwright Style

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - August 12 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Combine your love of walking and drawing. We will go out and explore the landscape of this beautiful place each morning on foot, making fast sketches and taking photographs: looking at landscapes, rock formations, landmarks and vegetation. This will be followed by an afternoon and evening creating finished drawings in pen & ink, with particular reference to the work of Alfred Wainwright. Lots of fun and suitable for everyone, whatever your drawing abilities.

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Real Family Holidays

August 12 - August 26
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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Hand Built Ceramics

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Come and spend some time developing your ceramics skills in a relaxing, supportive environment. A day spent learning hand building techniques so that you are able to roll out and build from slabs of clay. Workshops are open to all and numbers are kept low, to allow the day to be individually tailored to ability.

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Beginners Jewellery Enamelling

August 25 @ 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 two different enamelling processes on copper, allowing us to experiment with colour pattern and surface texture. Emily Knight will guide you through each stage by demonstrating each enamelling process as well as some of her own experimental mark making techniques, that she has developed within her work.

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Fens and Bogs; Plants and Processes

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - September 2 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Explore and investigate the fascinating variety of wetland habitats around Malham Tarn, from acidic peat bogs to calcium-rich springs, with tutor Ros Tratt. Learn to identify characteristic wetland plants, including bryophytes, and distinctive wetland plant communities. Find out more about the environmental conditions that support the diverse range of vegetation found in these fantastic sites.

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September 2019

Landscape Adventures in Watermedia

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - September 6 @ 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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Identifying and Recording Adult Caddisflies, Stoneflies and Mayflies

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - September 6 @ 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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Writing the Wild

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - September 15 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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In this creative writing course, we will investigate the relationship between landscape and narrative, explore techniques to best define and describe landscape using more than just visual means and consider how the physical environment can be used as an effective tool to convey the complexity of human emotion and experience. This workshop is open to both emerging and experienced writers of prose or poetry.

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Monoprinting

September 14 @ 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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Beginners Jewellery Enamelling

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 two different enamelling processes on copper, allowing us to experiment with colour pattern and surface texture. Emily Knight will guide you through each stage by demonstrating each enamelling process as well as some of her own experimental mark making techniques, that she has developed within her work.

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Textures of the Landscape: Exploring Collagraph Printmaking

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 29 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Spend two days with professional printmaker Hester Cox exploring the textural possibilities of collagraph printmaking, one of the most diverse ways of making printing plates. Using cutting, pastes and collage materials, such as patterned papers and natural objects, participants will create highly textured and distinctive prints.

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First Steps in Pencil, Pen & Ink

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 29 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Starting right from the beginning, this course looks at observational drawing of still life subjects. It covers the importance of lines, how to use them, how different weights of line affect a visual image and goes on to explain tone.

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Painting with the Landscape

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Come and spend some time developing your painting skills in a relaxing, supportive environment, on a day spent drawing and painting in the workroom or outside in the landscape. Workshops are open to all and numbers are kept low, to allow the day to be individually tailored to ability.

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