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  • Cyber Tracker Intro

    A few places left for 2022

    27 June- July 2022

    Combined tracker workshop and evaluation

    Great learning & a chance to gain certification from the world standard in tracking.

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    Trailing evaluations now available

    for 2022

    Tracker Evaluations

    Just one place left on the first evaluation of 2022

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  • Wildfood 02

    Places available

    30 May - 3 June 2022

    Plant identification for wild foods and Medicine

    An in depth exploration into the world of plants and trees, their identification and use.

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Wildlife Services

Wildlife services

With extensive natural history knowledge John is able to provide an number of services.

Species inventory

A general survey to find out what wildlife features might be in an area, be that for general interest, rare or protected wildlife or for invasive species. This service may be of use in identifying wildlife corridors and crossing points when considering the placement of roads, barriers and warning signs.

These surveys are also suitable for landowners who would like to know the principle plants, trees and animals on their property. the habitat value together with recommendations fo improvement are also included in these reports.

Deer impact assessment

This service relies on extensive knowledge of the tracks and signs of ungulate species and other species whose sign may be easily confused.  Impact surveys can be used to measure current levels of impact on a site and to monitor how impacts are changing with time. The methodology has been developed by the deer initiative and was originally based on the work of Dr A. Cooke. It is simple to apply but is also sensitive enough to give a broad description of deer impact, together with an indication of deer activity. It is usually used for general woodland assessment rather than for forestry crops. Deer impact assessment is extremely important when devising strategies to ensure the long-term health of woodland and other habitats.


John is on occasion  called out  to provide assistance in locating missing, escaped or injured animals using extensive experience in animal tracking and trailing.

Live capture and animal recovery

John is trained in live capture techniques of animals with the remote deliver of sedatives and medicinal drugs to animals that have either escaped or would become extremely stressed through direct handling. This service is also available for conservation and research projects that monitor and study a wide range of wildlife.

Nature Guiding

We can over wildlife and nature guiding across the UK and into Europe this may include a general wildlife, tracking and ethnobotanical experience or something that focuses on specific subject areas. You may wish to read this article describing a trip organised by us to Poland  

John has many contacts across the UK and Europe most of which are expert naturalists in their own right and can either work as a guide on an existing tour, or help you plan something from scratch, contact us to discuss ideas.

Contact us via our contact page.