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Plants of Bogs and Mires

  • NON-RESIDENT: £275

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This weekend practical course is aimed at anyone wishing to gain experience in the recognition of plants found in bogs and mires. This is a subject covering some of the more difficult plant families, including the Cyperaceae and Juncaceae, as well as the better known heaths and carnivorous sundews and butterwort. Critical bryophytes, including the notoriously difficult Sphagna, will also be covered. The emphasis is on identification through examination of characteristic features in the field aided by simplified keys to some of the more difficult groups. Bog and mire ecology (and the NVC) will also be considered briefly.

Hilary Wallace is a freelance botanist with a special interest in plant community classification. With over 30 years experience of using the NVC, Hilary is a regular tutor on NVC and plant identification courses.


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]

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

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