Due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel courses from March to 1st August, we hope you will find an event later in the year that you can attend.

We will give you the powers to identify the flowers!
We will introduce basic wildflower anatomy, terminology and common families, and share our simple methods of identification in a relaxed and passionate manner. There will be many handy tips and fun indoor and outdoor practical activities to aid learning. This course will leave you confident and excited to continue exploring the fascinating world of plants.

Ideal for those who would like to learn more about wildflowers but do not wish to get too involved with keys, detailed terminology or hand lenses. We will move at a steady pace, using simple books, and spend a relaxing day discovering the specialist flowers of the limestone dales as well as common species that can be found around your home.

Together, we will explore the Malham Tarn area which is rich in common species and more specialist limestone flora. Excursions will be on foot from the Field Centre and will not be arduous (2 km).

We anticipate that this course will run with between 6 and 16 participants.

Tutor: Laurie Wildwood

Laurie Wildwood is a professional Ecological Consultant and botany tutor who, with his refreshing approach, aims to inspire adults and children to explore and appreciate the natural world. His professional background is in ecology, conservation and habitat management.

Example Timetable

Start and finish times
Participants are requested to arrive between 9:30 and 10:00.

Please report to reception on arrival.

The course will start at 10:00 and end at around 16:00.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance
  • Picnic Lunch

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Notebook and pencil
  • Hand lens*
  • Clothing to suit the British weather!
  • Walking boots*
  • Sun cream, insect repellent

*These items can be borrowed at the centre.

If you have it, please bring a copy of The Wild Flower Key (Francis Rose, 2006). A limited number of these can be
borrowed from the centre.