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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Tackling Daisies, Dandelions and Thistles (Asteraceae)

  • Location: Preston Montford
  • Tutor: Mark Duffell
  • Date: Thursday 09 August 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

The Daisy family is the largest plant family in the world, with over 30,000 species. In the UK we have a wide selection of species ranging from the familiar to the more obscure. Many of these species share similar characters which means they can prove daunting to the botanists; how do you separate a Hawkweed from a Hawkbit without confusing it with a Hawksbeard. This course will give a good practical grounding in identifying a range of genera and species from similar looking plants. By understanding the key characters for this family, participants will rapidly realise that they can break the Daisy family into smaller groups and that identification is not as mysterious or difficult as first thought.

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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