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  • Cyber Tracker Intro

    New dates

    15-19 June 2021

    Combined tracker workshop and evaluation

    A 3 day Track and sign workshop followed by a 2 day CyberTracker evaluation

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    Track and Sign Dates for 2021

    Tracker Evaluations

    2021 dates available for track and sign evaluations

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  • Wildfood 02

    Places available

    5-9 July 2021

    Plant identification for wild foods and Medicine

    An excellent exploration into the world of plants and trees

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When not teaching or involved in wildlife John also writes articles and books.  You can find details of his  current books below by following the links to find out more and how to buy them. some our published my ourselves and some buy our publisher the History Press

Woodcraft out 26 November 2022

Forward by Ben Law

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This book is a re published newer version of Johns first book and is now being published by the History Press. The work takes the reader on a very practical learning journey about the safe use of tools and harvesting of wood to the subsequent uses for roots bark and timber. A step by step account with colour photographs, this book is suitable for a student of woodcraft, the naturalist, and the practitioner of bushcraft skills. If you have ever wanted to make your own bow and arrow, make fire using just friction or explore the properties of bark, make inks and dyes or discover a wealth of other relevant and traditional uses for wood then this book will not disappoint you.  John Rhyder has taught these skills for over 20 years and delivers the information in a no-nonsense and easy to follow guide with a lot of humour.

“As you’d expect from one of the legends of outdoor education, this book contains a feast of practical tips. If you spend time outdoors, I strongly recommend getting hold of a copy”. Tristan Gooley

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Track And Sign

Forward By Tristan Gooley

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A guide to the field signs of the mammals and birds of the UK.

John Rhyder explores the world of British mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians through their tracks and other signs, including scat, feeding, damage to trees, dens, beds and nests, providing a fully explained and illustrated guide to the natural world around us

Following years of extensive research from one of the UK’s leading wildlife trackers, Track and Sign is illustrated with line drawings and photographs, making identification in the field effective and accurate for both the complete beginner and the expert naturalist.

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Animal Tracks Field Guide

This small volume is intended as a companion guide to the larger work detailed above. The purpose in producing this smaller work was to create something that focuses just on drawings of footprints and can be taken out in to the field. It is designed so it can be laid down next to a track for a direct comparison. For this reason, it is constructed in a way that it opens flat and made out of wipe clean material.

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£10.00 + £1.60 P&P

Please note postage costs may vary outside of the UK please contact us before buying.