Professional Services

 

Lot 5.1: A Day’s Moorland Management Advisory Visit

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Opening bid:
£500
Increment:£25
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Professor Rob Marrs, University of Liverpool and The President of The Heather Trust:

A day’s consultancy visit to an area of moorland identified by the successful bidder.

Rob is a leading academic expert on moorland management with a particular emphasis on vegetation management including heather and bracken.

It is anticipated that the successful bidder will wish to accompany Rob on the visit and in conversation take advantage of his encyclopaedic knowledge of moorland.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor during the summer of 2021. Depending on the location, some assistance with travel and subsistence charges may be requested.

Lot 5.2: British Moorlands Demonstration Day

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Dick Bartlett, British Moorlands. Website: www.britishmoorlands.com.

The morning will be spent counting breeding pairs of grouse using pointing dogs to find and flush the pairs which will give an indication of the shooting potential of the 2022 season. This is fascinating to watch if you enjoy seeing good gundog work.

The afternoon offers you hands-on experience of moorland work such as heather management, grit site selection and operation, water provision for upland wildlife and predator trapping systems.

The whole day is guided by Dick Bartlett who will explain how modern technology is used by British Moorlands to produce grouse shooting which is technically and financially sustainable, and also affordable to the ordinary shooter.

Please see www.britishmoorlands.com for more information on our work to save our heather moorland heritage through viable grouse production for shooting and falconry.

Suitable for a group of 2 - 10.
Location; Speyside, North East Scotland
Date: tba for March/April 2021.

Lot 5.3: A day out botanising/plant, bryophyte and/or lichen identification training in Highland Perthshire

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Dr Oliver Moore:

A day out botanising/plant, bryophyte and/or lichen identification training in Highland Perthshire with Dr Oliver Moore.

Oliver is a keen naturalist and brings his knowledge and love of upland wildlife to the role of Moorland Management Best Practice Guidance Officer for the Heather Trust. 

He spent three years at Letterewe, Wester-Ross, researching the impact of Red Deer management on bryophyte and lichen ecology that resulted in several scientific papers and a recently published book.

Since then Oliver has worked as a Lecturer in Applied Ecology, for the University of Gloucestershire, and today works part-time for Taylor Wildlife, as Senior Ecologist/Botanist, when he is not on Heather Trust duty.

The exact location of the day can be agreed with the donor.

Up to 6 people can be accommodated.