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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Grass Identification and Ecology

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Jonny Stone
  • Dates: Friday 31 May 2019 to Sunday 02 June 2019
  • Level: Beginners
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £270
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £220
  • NON-RESIDENT: £170

A weekend for anyone relatively new to studying the grass family: one of the largest and most important group of flowering plants and one which plays a key role in many British plant communities. The weekend concentrates on the principles of grass identification down to individual species and also the broader ecological relationships within different grassland communities. We will visit a variety of habitats and by looking carefully at the detailed structure of the plants, will help you develop skills and confidence in identifying the more common species correctly and recognising the rarer species when you find them. The content is also appropriate for anyone wishing to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Bursaries are available for this course, generously organised by the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

Jonny Stone is an ecological consultant based in East Anglia, specialising in the assessment and management of vegetation. He has considerable experience of surveying grasslands and related habitats in East Anglia and Lowland Britain. Jonny has often led this course at Flatford Mill and finds grasses a necessary and fascinating part of life.

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RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £270


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £220


NON-RESIDENT : £170


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