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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Using a Flora

  • NON-RESIDENT: £320

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

The course will be particularly useful to countryside professionals and is intended for those with some knowledge of botanical terminology; it is designed for anyone who would like to increase their confidence in working with a flora as a means of identifying and getting to know more about our wonderful yet dwindling heritage of wild flowers.

At Slapton we will find no shortage of material to work with. Ros will make every effort to find as wide a variety of plants as possible. In this way participants will have the chance to become familiar with the key characters (and how to study them) of many families and genera. Familiarity with the flower certainly turns a somewhat daunting prospect into an irresistible pastime.

Ros Bennett is a freelance botanist, ecologist, former member of FSC staff and an experienced tutor in the UK and overseas. She has written books on flowers and has taught courses on wild flowers to all age groups.


This course is part of the University Certificate in Biological Recording run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There is assessment of learning on the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work. Credits from these assessments contribute towards the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification.

To gain University Credits you must register in advance. To do this, please contact the Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology Manchester Metropolitan University (Shrewsbury Office),The Gateway, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NB Telephone: 01743 355137 E-mail: biorec@mmu.ac.uk

For more information about the course please visit the MMU website:

The course is also suitable for non-credit students.

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