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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Dandelions, Daisies and Thistles

  • NON-RESIDENT: £252

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Thank you for your interest in our course. The accommodation at the centre is full, however we work closely with the local B&Bs to offer participants the chance to attend as a non-resident and stay within the local area. If you would like to attend as a non-resident provisionally book your place on the course and then confirm your accommodation. Please follow the link for B&B contact details /media/872062/2016-bb-leaflet.pdf. The non-resident price includes evening meal and packed lunch.






By August many of our finest native plants have finished flowering, with the notable exception of glorious shows of thistles, ragworts, dandelions and mayweeds – a great time therefore to concentrate on the Asteraceae or the Compositae as we used to call them. The course will be essentially a practical one with ample time provided, under guidance, for the study of floral design under the low power microscope; a useful tool which undoubtedly aids future field identification. *MMU

Ros Bennett is a freelance botanist with a wealth of experience at many FSC Centres. She has a practical and participative approach and is enthusiastic about all aspects of botany.

Accreditation: 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,

Telephone: 01743 355137 E-mail: [email protected]

For more information about the course please visit the MMU website: http://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/ The course is also suitable for non-credit students.

Further Information

About Flatford Mill
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Dandelions, Daisies and Thistles

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here.

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