Field Club: Great Crested Newts at Scotswood Garden

Summary

Join two experienced newt surveyors at Scotswood Garden in Newcastle, in this opportunity to see and handle all three native species of newt, and practice survey methodologies for newt surveys.

Description

Scotswood Garden is a community-run garden in the West End of Newcastle, which features two ponds known to support all three native species of newt - great crested newt, smooth newt, and palmate newt. The site is managed in a way to support local nature, including amphibians, birds, and invertebrates, and is designated as a Local Wildlife Site.

Join two experienced newt surveyors in this opportunity to (hopefully) see and handle all three native species of newt, and practice survey methodologies for newt surveys including torching, bottle trapping, netting, egg searching, and capture of water samples for eDNA survey.

This event is open to CIEEM members and non-members of all abilities. Whether you are new to ecology as a career, a seasoned surveyor looking to practice species identification, or simply interested in local nature.

Please note that this event will take place over the evening of Wednesday 6 May (approx. times: 19:30 to 21:30), and the morning of Thursday 7 May (approx. times: 08:00 to 09:00). Dates and times are subject to change pending weather conditions.

Please bring a minimum of £5 in cash to donate directly to Scotswood Garden, who are kindly allowing us to use their premises for this field club activity. A staff member from Scotswood Garden will be kindly giving up an evening to join us.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge of newt identification or newt survey methodology is required, although some understanding prior to attending would be advantageous.

Refreshments

Please bring water and food as required.

Booking Information

This event is open to both CIEEM members and non members. £5 is payable on the door.  However, advance booking is required for all tickets, as numbers are limited.   Please book your ticket below.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 Pay On Door
Non Member Ticket 1 Pay On Door