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Identifying Woodland Plants

  • NON-RESIDENT: £275

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Identifying woodland plants is a course for botanists wishing to further their skills in woodland plant identification, including trees and the more colourful flowering plants, but also on the traditionally difficult groups such as woodland grasses, sedges and ferns. There will also be an introduction to mosses and liverworts, as they often form an important component of some types of woodland. We will visit a variety of different types of woodland to see a range of woodland plants. This may include typical base-rich, species-rich lowland woodlands, sessile oak woods with a distinct 'upland' feel to them, wet alder woodlands, a range of scrub communities and secondary woodland. Please note that this is in effect a 'Level 2' walking course, requiring a moderate level of fitness.

Sally Peacock and Margaret Crittenden are both experienced teachers with a passion for botany. Margaret is the British Bryological Society Regional Recorder for Nottinghamshire.


This is one of a series of courses run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University contributing to the MSc Biological Recording and the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification. The University Certificate is being discontinued so is no longer open for new registration. Existing certificate students will be able to gain credits in the 2018/19 academic year. To gain university credits you must be registered for the Masters programme in advance of this course. For further details please contact:

The Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology Manchester Metropolitan University. E-mail: [email protected]

There is assessment of the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.

The course is also suitable for non-credit students and for those enrolling on the new certificate course with FSC. For further details on this course please contact FSC Head Office at [email protected]

Further Information

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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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