Wed, 27 Mar|
--- LUNCHTIME TALK --- Watching Wildlife
Hear stories and see extraordinary footage captured by wildlife monitoring consultant Oliver Rampley. Learn about the fieldcraft and expertise required to locate and record magical footage of elusive animals and birds using trail cameras.
Time & Location
27 Mar 2024, 11:45 – 14:00
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
Have you ever wanted to uncover the secret life of nature?
Join us for a talk that will introduce you to the world of recording wildlife using trail cameras. This engaging overview is perfect for those new to trail cameras, as well as conservation professionals using them for formal census or monitoring work. Hosted by wildlife monitoring consultant, Oliver Rampley, the talk will include footage and commentary of Roe Deer, Eurasian Woodcock, and Wild Boar, explain how, where, and why the footage was recorded, and how it was used to inform conservation and land management decisions. Followed by a more exotic selection of memorable footage from projects in Argentina, South Africa, Canada, Italy, and Spain, ending with Q&A, where you're more than welcome to ask questions about all things wild!
About the speaker:
Oliver Rampley is a wildlife monitoring consultant and has worked outdoors for fifteen years. He is a recognised specialist in the use of trail cameras. He has been consulted on the design and implementation of monitoring projects in diverse habitats and environments, including National Parks, Rewilding projects, SSSIs, private estates, game reserves, commercial forestry operations, and the grounds of safari lodges and rural hotels. He has an academic interest in the behaviour, ecology, and management of European Roe Deer and European Wild Boar, and often consults with landowners and managers on these species, providing “a compassionate, scientific, and modern approach to the challenges of emulating natural predation in a managed landscape”. He has a special interest in the hybridization of Wild Boar with feral pigs and the diverse impacts of this. He is also a keen ornithologist, and has managed bird census and monitoring projects, and authored reports thereon, for sites in England, Scotland, and Spain.
Please arrive at 11:45 am. The talk will start at midday, and lunch will be served at 1:00 pm.
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- Ticket type
Talk + Lunch
Our price covers the talk and lunch. If you can't stay for lunch, please bring a tupperware so you can take lunch away with you.Price£20.00
VAT includedTax: VAT included