FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Introduction to Fern Identification

  • Location: Bishops Wood
  • Tutor: John Handley
  • Date: Saturday 24 August 2019
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone

The Victorians were captivated by this group and sought out rare and interesting species both here and abroad. For many people this group are a conundrum and there are still puzzles to be solved by experts. Ferns can be difficult to distinguish, though when one takes the time to look carefully distinctions can be seen that enable us to discriminate between species. This course will focus on learning the key characteristics used in keys and guide books to help separate species helping shed light on tricky terminology and unravelling the jargon that can stop us fully appreciating such marvellous plants.

John is the Director of CH Ecology, an independent ecologist and consultant, providing surveys and training on behalf of conservation agencies and Local Authorities. John has a background within amenity horticulture as a Technical Manager, providing advice and training to Local Authorities, prominent sports facilities and private land owners. John is an enthusiastic communicator and botanist.

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