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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Wild Flower Identification around Box Hill

  • Location:  Juniper Hall
  • Tutor:  Pippa Hyde
  • Dates : Friday 13 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £180

Box Hill, loved by so many. From Jane Austen’s characters picnicking on the slopes to cyclists puffing their way up the zigzag road. Have you ever wondered what the wild flowers are you are seeing whilst spending the day there? Here is your opportunity to find out with an introduction to the chalkland flora of Box Hill. Explore with fellow enthusiasts, see beautiful plants and learn how to identify them. Over the weekend we will explore Box Hill from top to bottom looking for the special plants of this area. We will have some indoor sessions too looking at how to identify plants using plant keys. There will also be opportunities to share tips on recognizing and remembering plant species. The weekend will be suitable for beginners or those wishing to learn more about the plants of this area of Surrey.

Pippa Hyde is based in Surrey and has for 14 years was the editor of the Wild Flower Society magazine. She is also involved in recording for the New London Flora and is Chair of the Bushy Park Wildlife Group. Her first expeditions into plant hunting were carried out on Box Hill and nearby North Downs locations. Pippa is looking forward to sharing with others her enthusiasm for Surrey and its botanical riches.

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