This course will introduce you to the identification of aquatic plants, the key features for discrimination, and the importance of these species for ecology,  conservation, and recording.

Your course will take place at the Preston Montford Centre which is nestled in the heart of Shropshire and surrounded by a rich range of aquatic habitats home to a wealth of species. You will take advantage of this by learning through a mixture of field trips, using keys to identify plants to family, genus and species, and laboratory/classroom sessions that will provide the opportunity to use microscopes and observe a wide variety of voucher specimens.

Tutor: Nick Law

Nick Law is an experienced field botanist currently employed as a Principal Ecologist with FPCR Environment and Design Ltd. Nick’s interests include vascular plants and bryophytes. He holds a Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) Level 6 Field Identification Skills Certificate (FISC) and is the British Bryological Society Regional Recorder for Warwickshire.

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