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Plants of Bogs and Mires

  • NON-RESIDENT: £270

This weekend practical course is aimed at anyone wishing to gain experience in the recognition of plants found in bogs and mires. This is a subject covering some of the more difficult plant families, including the Cyperaceae and Juncaceae, as well as the better known heaths and carnivorous sundews and butterwort. Critical bryophytes, including the notoriously difficult Sphagna, will also be covered. The emphasis is on identification through examination of characteristic features in the field aided by simplified keys to some of the more difficult groups. Bog and mire ecology (and the NVC) will also be considered briefly.

Hilary Wallace is a freelance botanist with a special interest in plant community classification. With over 30 years experience of using the NVC, Hilary is a regular tutor on NVC and plant identification courses. 


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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