- Location: Juniper Hall
- Tutor: Ros Bennett
- Dates: Friday 24 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 2018
- Level: Intermediate
- This course is accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University:
- RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £268
- RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £248
- NON-RESIDENT: £202
This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here
Late summer is a good time to turn our attention to identifying the broad-leaved trees. Soon they will start to transform our landscapes into a blaze of colour. Now is the time to learn what we can from the foliage and fruits, before we have to rely on twig formation and winter silhouettes to help us identify these important members of our natural heritage. This weekend botanical course is concerned with the identification of, in particular, our native broad-leaved trees. Much of the weekend will be spent in the vicinity of Juniper Hall sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the different shapes of leaves and the structure and classification of fruits. We shall also practise working with different keys to identification.
Ros Bennett is an experienced freelance botanist and ecologist. She was formerly a full-time FSC tutor at Flatford Mill and then organiser and leader of courses for FSC Overseas. She has written books on flowers and has taught courses on plant identification and ecology to all age groups.
This course is part of the Biological Recording programmes 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 and the MSc Biological Recording. 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: [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.
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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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