Professional Training courses attended by Dave Bentley
Field Studies Council: 2008 NVC Mires & Heaths. 2005 Fungi, 2004 Oliver Rackham's Trees and Woodlands in the British Landscape.
2003 Wildflowers. 2002&3 Mosses. 2002 Algae. 2001 Ferns, Bats, Moths. 2000 Mosses, Pondweeds. 1999 Water Plants, Ferns, Fungi.
1998 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes. 1997 Sphagnum, Mosses.1996 Fungi.
1994 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes, National Vegetation Classification, Biological Surveying.
IEEM: 2002 Crayfish.
Sheffield Museum Day Schools: 1995-7 Hoverflies, Ground Beetles, Centipedes and Woodlice, Spiders, Ants, Picture-winged Flies, Lacewings.
ECOS: 1996 Small Mammals.
Freshwater Biological Association: 2014 Chironomid larvae.
Plas Tan y Bwlch: 1997 Habitat Management for Invertebrates.
Scuba Diving: PADI open water and advanced.
Conferences: Pond Action 1998, BHS Newt Seminar 1998, Herpetofauna Recorders Conference 1989-91, 1994, 1997-2000 (Gave talk in 2000), Urban Wildlife Partnership 1996, 1998. Great Crested Newt Seminar 1994, IALE (UK) 1993, Mammal Symposium 1990, Bat Symposium 1988, Bat Conference 1988, Water Beetle conference 1999.
Practical Training 1985 – 1988 – variety of BTCV training courses – tree felling, tree planting, hedge-laying, footpaths, fencing, walling etc. 2004 Ray Mears Bushcraft. 1997-2007 - large number of Health and Safety inductions.
Pesticide use - qualified to NPTC PA1 and PA6 (Hand held applicators) and PA6 (aw) pesticide use near water.
BBC Animal Hospital 2001 - appearance on TV dealing with amphibians on roads and in gullypots.
Overseas experience - travel and informal wildlife watching/photography experiences as follows - Australasia 13 months; Americas 9.5 months; India/Nepal 5 months; Africa 7.5 months; plus Spain, Gibraltar, Madeira, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Italy, Cyprus.