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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Meadows and Grassland Plants (The Regent's Park)

  • Location: London
  • Tutor: Leslie Williams
  • Date: Saturday 23 June 2018
  • Times: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Level: Beginners
  • NON-RESIDENT: £45

Course Details

Meadows and other grasslands present a range of plant communities and support a diversity of wildlife. Learn about hay meadows, their history, management, and identify some common plants and grasses. We will look at what needs to be considered when creating a wildflower grassland or lawn, and how then to manage the meadow. Based in London's Regent's Park.

Course fee includes a copy of the FSC fold out chart: Guide to Grassland Plants.

About the Tutor:

Leslie has managed organic meadows for harvesting of hay, for their wildlife and for people. He has restored a two hectare hay meadow and has created meadows as features on garden lawns. He is the Butterfly recorder for London Natural History Society and is currently working on a project to map the distribution of butterfly species in London, several species of which are reliant on semi-natural grasslands.

Timetable

  • 0930 Registration
  • 1000 Welcome, Health and Safety & Introduction
  • 1015 Morning session
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1330 Afternoon Session
  • 1550 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews
  • 1600 Course finishes

Disclaimer All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course.

What to bring:

  • Lunch and plenty to drink
  • Suitable clothing & footwear, waterproofs or sun cream as appropriate!
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Small bag to carry personal items

Health and Safety:

  • There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site.
  • If you have special medical requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.

Meeting point / Location:

The Park Offices, Inner Circle, The Regent's Park     https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park/visitor-information/opening-times-and-getting-there

FSC in The Regent's Park:

FSC has been working in partnership with The Royal Parks to deliver courses since 2011. In The Regent's Park, we use facilities within the Park Offices to deliver courses, including classroom space, toilet facilities and refreshments. Most of our courses use sites across the Park allowing you to experience the diversity of habitats in this stunning Park. The Regent's Park, designed by John Nash, covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary's Gardens which features more than 12,000 roses of 400 varieties, as well as the gloriously restored William Andrews Nesfield's Avenue Gardens. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London. The park also houses the Open Air Theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill, the country's largest free to access waterfowl collection and 100 species of wild bird.


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