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Running from 10 am to 4 pm, these Wildlife Workshops are carefully designed to give an in-depth look at a particular topic, and are both educational and fun. The maximum group size is 8 plus the leader; children aged 12 and over are welcome if accompanied by an adult. The cost is £35 per person per day (lunch is are not included, but when indoors we provide tea / coffee).

Workshops are held at Natural Surroundings Wildflower Centre on the historic Bayfield Estate near Holt in North Norfolk. The variety of habitats at Bayfield is ideal for our purpose, and there is a shop and café on site. The dates and times for 2014 are given below. We can also organised customised events to suit your particular needs.

For further information on our Workshops, see the Wildlife Workshops information page.

2015 dates coming soon

Identifying Wild Flowers
Tutor: Simon Harrap; Venue: near Holt

Everyone loves wild flowers, but many people struggle to put a name to them. Simon Harrap is working on a new, user-friendly and practical field guide to British wild flowers and will lead you through the practicalities of flower identification. Part of the day will be spent looking at the structure of flowers and at how best to use field guides and handbooks (with an introduction to the use of keys), and part will be spent out in the field applying the techniques learnt to real-life identifications (and looking at some fantastic flowers too).

Hawkweed Oxtongue

Digital Flower Photography
Tutor: Simon Harrap, Venue: Natural Surroundings, near Holt

Plant photography must be easy - they don't move". How many times have we heard this comment, even from those who should know better! Good plant photography demands technical skill, patience and, above all, an eye for a picture. Join Simon Harrap for an in-depth look at the subject. The day will start with a review of various techniques before we move outside to take some photographs. We will finish by examining the resultant photographs on the computer to see what they can tell us. Suitable for every level of expertise, but you will need a camera.

We will be focussing in particular on composition, lighting, exposure and depth of field - in other words, the essentials!

Simon Harrap took almost all of the photographs in Orchids of Britain and Ireland: A Field and Site Guide, described by one reviewer as 'simply the best-illustrated wildflower book since Flora Britannica.'

























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