Courses - Online & In Person

Welcome to our courses page! We've continued to run blended zoom-based learning combined with field trips until March 22, but have paused these until September 2022 so we can offer more time in the field.  Check back here in the Autumn or sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be the first to hear about new courses.

All courses are aimed at beginners, improvers or as a refresher for those experienced.  We offer lots of information around each species as well as the full identification features so you can take in the right level of information for you.  It is also an opportunity to meet like minded people and discover new places to enjoy.


Courses are delivered in a friendly and informal way with the chance to ask questions throughout. We proudly share our extensive photo and video library and keep delivery lively and interesting, with discussion at the start &  finish.  See our TESTIMONIALS. Our course WhatsApp groups give you the opportunity to share your sightings/ questions and interact with others on the course, plus we share plenty of additional information, photos and articles too.

Speckled Wood Wildlife have 40 years experience in watching & observing wildlife, as well as over 20 years experience in teaching. We offer a high quality learning experience with the aim of promoting the awareness and enjoyment of the nature on your doorstep, your local area and further afield. 

For all courses;

  • All zoom sessions start at 7pm and run until 8.30pm plus time for discussion.

  • Field trips do not include transport, food (or accomondation if applicable).  This is a short term decision due to covid safety. Car sharing may be agreed privately if appropriate.

  • Field trips are planned for a particular date but please keep both days that weekend free incase of adverse weather. We reserve the right to re-arrange trips if weather is prohibitive (please see section 5 of our T&Cs).

  • We generally meet for field trips between 9am and 10am, but this can be effected by tide times.

  • All trips are fully risk assessed and insured.

  • Zoom sessions are recorded and you'll recieve a link to that recording for your future use.

  • We offer GIFT VOUCHERS and PAY LATER (or in installments).  Feel free to contact us.

March 2022 - complete, new courses Sept 2022

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Coastal Wildlife -  £92

Starts 7pm Thurs 10th March 22 - 4 zoom sessions and 2 field trips - Estuaries, sand dunes, rocky shores and salt marshes are incredibly biodiverse habitats with many creatures specially adapted to living in these challenging environments. Learn about who lives in each of these habitats, what they feed on and what feeds on them! With 2 field trips you will also get the opportunity to visit these habitats and put your new ID skills to the test including good old rock pooling to get a real hands on experience! (Maximum participants 12)

Number of Sessions: 4 x 1.5 hour Zoom Sessions, 7pm to 8.30pm plus discussion

Number of Field Trips: 2 x 1/2 day field trips

Zoom Sessions Start: 7pm Thursday 10th March 2022

Zoom Session Continue: 7pm Thursday 17th, 24th and 31st March 2022

Field Trip Dates: Saturday 19th March & Saturday 2nd April 2022

Field Trip Locations: Barry, Cardiff and Sutherdown, Bridgend, meeting times tbc (dependent on tides)

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