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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Vegetative Plant Identification

  • Location: Margam Discovery Centre
  • Tutor: Mark Duffell
  • Dates: Friday 30 August 2019 to Sunday 01 September 2019
  • Times: 06:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Intermediate
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £289
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £260
  • NON-RESIDENT: £180

In many books and courses the focus of plant identification is flowers. This course aims to help improve identification of plants vegetatively using a variety of field techniques and using the Vegetative Key to the British Flora by John Poland. Looking at several families of plants across a variety of habitats, the participants will focus on the key structures and features which allow accurate identification of plants no matter what time of year.

Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RS 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 conduct

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RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £289


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