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I found the Tracking and Nature Awareness course eye opening and ultimately life changing. I remember pondering one night, how many days have I been on the course? To my surprise, I realised I had only just finished the first full day! It was a joy to reflect on how much I had learned in the space of one day, but also how little I knew and how much more I had to learn. Even after completing the course I remain excited by the prospect of developing my experience. I literally cannot stop noticing animals in the wild now. The slightest movement in my peripheral vision and I’m locked on immediately. I’ve lived in one area for almost 20 years and only recently discovered Foxes and Pheasants shortly after returning from the course. I simply never noticed them before! I feel like the wildlife is rewarding me for learning to be respectful of nature by using the lightest of footsteps and minimising my impact on my surroundings. What a privilege! I also want to say that all the instructors were amazing! They were all keen to teach and share their genuine interest in the subject. I certainly didn’t find an occasion when one of the instructors couldn’t answer one of my numerous questions. Many of which were beyond the subject being taught. They were all very caring and attentive. A pleasure to learn from. Brian was especially cool, but that’s probably because I met him for the first time and he kept getting lumbered we me in his group. All the instructors were excellent! Thank you Steve, Tom and Brian! Oh and Ray! ;) It was very generous of Ray to take the time out of his busy schedule to teach us. Especially on the last day before the course ended when he recounted the story of the search for the lost girl. A story I will never forget. Thanks for the continued inspiration! After just one week of training I feel that I have been gifted with the keys to a secret garden that has long been hidden in plain sight. A privilege and responsibility I will not take lightly. It’s probably the most profound gift I have ever received. I’ll be forever grateful. Thank you to all the Woodlore Team!