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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Introduction to Grasses (The Poaceae)

  • Location: Preston Montford
  • Tutor: Mark Duffell
  • Date: Tuesday 29 May 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

Grasses along with Sedges and Rushes make up nearly a third of our British flora and wherever you are, they can be observed forming an important part of our landscape. Often they are key species that allow the recognition of different plant communities or habitats. Learn to take the mystery out of grass ID by examining the flower structures of grasses, comparing different species and understanding the ways these help to make an accurate identification. Emphasis is placed on showing a range of key characters used to distinguish the different species. By the end of the course participants will be able to recognise the commoner grasses and have improved their skills to enable use of keys to identify those they do not recognise. An ideal course for ecologists and amateur naturalists alike who are looking to expand their knowledge of Grasses.

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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