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Water vole survey techniques

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom, Zoom on your digital device
Learn about the ecology, the habitat, the threats to this species and the techniques used in surveying water voles.

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About the event

The Water vole surveying techniques course will cover:

  • An overview of water vole ecology.
  • An understanding of the threats to these species.
  • An understanding of the techniques involved  and what to look for when surveying for water voles.

Is this course for me?
This course is designed for people who are interested in finding out more about water voles - their habitat, life history and ecology. It is also for people who may want to volunteer or who work in the conservation sector, to find out more about water vole survey techniques and the methods used.

When and where?
Friday 23rd April 2021 – 10-11.30am, online


Your Tutor

Susan Simmonds – Engagement Officer

Susan has a lifelong passion for wildlife and graduated in Environmental Science. She has worked in the conservation sector for over 20 years. Susan is also a sessional lecturer at Sparsholt College on the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation degree and the Land & Wildlife Management Level 3 Diploma.

Susan has a Certificate to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and enjoys teaching her skills through courses like plant species identification and mammal tracks and signs to others.

She has a desire to make a difference and to play a part in conserving our natural world and believes that she can do this through passing on knowledge and enthusiasm and therefore empowering others. She loves species identification and regularly teaches wildflower identification; water vole survey techniques and more recently river fly surveying.

Susan loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking, cycling and photographing wildlife.


Phone number

07825 201538



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Susan Simmonds
Contact number: 07825 201538