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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Introducing Grass Identification and Ecology

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Jonny Stone
  • Dates: Friday 01 June 2018 to Sunday 03 June 2018
  • Times: 07:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Beginners
  • NON-RESIDENT: £204

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

A weekend for anyone relatively new to studying the grass family: one of the largest and most important group of flowering plants and one which plays a key role in many British plant communities. The weekend concentrates on the principles of grass identification down to individual species and also the broader ecological relationships within different grassland communities. We will visit a variety of habitats and by looking carefully at the detailed structure of the plants, will help you develop skills and confidence in identifying the more common species correctly and recognising the rarer species when you find them. The content is also appropriate for anyone wishing to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) and Suffolk Naturalists Society (SNS) have kindly offered a bursary to support individuals who wish to attend this course to help provide people with the skills and experience to identify and record Suffolk wildlife. Further info can be found HERE.

Jonny Stone is an ecological consultant based in East Anglia, specialising in the assessment and management of vegetation. He has considerable experience of surveying grasslands and related habitats in East Anglia and Lowland Britain. Jonny has often led this course at Flatford Mill and finds grasses a necessary and fascinating part of life.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

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

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