FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Flowers with Botanical Keys

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Alanna Cooper
  • Dates: Friday 02 August 2019 to Monday 05 August 2019
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £255

This course will focus on providing a good grounding on flowering parts and the vegetative structure of plants required to use botanical keys successfully and with confidence. We will demystify terms that sometimes make it seem that botanists are using a 'different language'. This course is especially useful for those who want to identify plants to the species-level for surveys and assessments and need to have confidence in what is recorded on a site. This course is suitable for beginners (no previous knowledge will be assumed) and it is also suitable for improvers.

Alanna Cooper is a botanist and is principal ecologist at a local environmental and engineering consultancy. She has experience of botanical survey work and habitat management in both Canada and the UK for a diverse variety of habitats. She is actively involved in the Wildflower Society and BSBI and is convenor for the CIEEM East of England committee.

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