Discovering small mammals (15th April 2018)
Are you a budding ecologist and want to find out more about our small mammals? Well this short course will introduce you to the fascinating world of our native voles, field mice and shrews.
The one-day course will take you through the ecology of the different species, what they eat, where they live and what eats them. You will find out about food chains and food webs and the importance of these little animals for our wider biodiversity. You will observe the checking of small mammal traps which have been set in different locations to understand how bio-diverse Betteshanger Park is and be able to identify and take biometric data of the species found.