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Using a Flora

  • NON-RESIDENT: £355

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

The course will be particularly useful to countryside professionals and is intended for those with some knowledge of botanical terminology; it is designed for anyone who would like to increase their confidence in working with a flora as a means of identifying and getting to know more about our wonderful yet dwindling heritage of wild flowers. At Slapton we will find no shortage of material to work with. Ros will make every effort to find as wide a variety of plants as possible. In this way participants will have the chance to become familiar with the key characters (and how to study them) of many families and genera. Familiarity with using a flora certainly turns a somewhat daunting prospect into an irresistible pastime.

Ros Bennett is a freelance botanist, ecologist, former member of FSC staff and an experienced tutor in the UK and overseas. She has written books on flowers and has taught courses on wild flowers to all age groups.


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

Using a Flora
About Slapton Ley
Directions to Slapton Ley

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

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