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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Heathland Plants

  • Location: Preston Montford
  • Tutor: Mark Duffell
  • Date: Tuesday 10 July 2018
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £45

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

Explore the spectacular heathland of the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve in South Shropshire. Without travelling far you will be shown a rich variety of moorland species, ranging from the common to not so common. Learn how to recognise and identify the different Heathers and Heaths, Bilberry, Cowberry and Crowberry; as well as some of the dominant grasses and sedges of these areas. Expect the unexpected with Sundews and Cottongrass amongst the wet heath and clubmosses nearby; and the almost guaranteed flypast of Ravens or Red Kites over lunch. The only requirements for this course are an enthusiasm for plants and moderate walking ability.

Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RHS Diploma in Horticulture, becoming Young Horticulturist of the Year in 2001 and completing an MSc in Biological Recording. He now runs Arvensis Ecology, splitting his time between conducting botanical surveys and teaching botanical identification and survey techniques to undergraduate and postgraduate students, consultancies and environmental organisations.

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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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