Wildlife discovery courses for adults

Group identifying wildflowers (c) Suzi RicherGroup identifying wildflowers (c) Suzi Richer

Ever wanted to learn more about the wildlife that lives alongside us in Worcestershire? Then why not book yourself onto one of our wildlife discovery courses for adults? We'll be looking more closely at water voles, dormice, freshwater invertebrates, bees, wildflowers, centipedes and more.

Each year we run a series of natural history courses aimed at helping adults discover more about our local wildlife and environment.

Courses involve indoor and outdoor sessions (please wear appropriate clothing and footwear).  Refreshments are provided but you may like to bring your own binoculars, hand lens (where appropriate), camera and notepad to use during the course.

No previous experience or knowledge is required (unless stated otherwise) and all our courses are delivered by natural history experts in a friendly and informal environment.

See below for booking information.

Discovering Microscopes at Lower Smite Farm

Tuesday 12th September
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Led by: Naturalist and trustee – Harry Green, and naturalist – Martin Skirrow

An introduction to microscopes to help you get to grips with identifying the small stuff. You’ll be guided through how to use a microscope and how to key out species.
Ideal for: Beginners
Cost: £15

Small Mammal Tracks and Signs at The Knapp and Papermill (fully booked - contact us to put your name on the reserve list)

Saturday 7th October
10:00am - 1:00pm

Led by: Naturalist – James Hitchcock

The Knapp and Papermill provides a perfect setting amongst the variety of habitats to discover the small mammals of Worcestershire. Learn how to identify their signs and find out what creatures visit this reserve.
Ideal for: Beginners
Cost: £20

Booking information


You can check availability and reserve or book your place by calling 01905 754919 or emailing Hannah.

Please note: if the course is already full we can put your name on a reserve list in case of cancellations.


You can pay using a debit or credit card by phone on 01905 754919 or you can post us a cheque made payable to 'Worcestershire Wildlife Trust' within 7 days of reserving your place.


Your place on a course will only be confirmed once payment is received. Cancellations will incur a £5 charge per place to cover administration. Should you cancel your place within 3 weeks of the course date, we will be unable to offer a refund.


Your receipt and further course information will be sent by email (unless specifically requested otherwise). Due to their very nature, our courses are weather dependent. We always do our best to run them but if we really need to cancel you will be offered a full refund.

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