Ferns are among the most elegant of our plant species, many people believe them to be hard to distinguish. This beginner course will help you understand the features which will help you identify the common groups and species.

As part of this course, you will see our most common ferns in their natural habitat and use keys to identify them in the presence of your expert tutor.


Tutor: Sally Peacock

Sally’s interest in natural history began at an early age but was fanned into flames by involvement in leading groups in the hills and mountains of the UK as a teacher. This led to a fascination with the plants of the UK, so that seeing plants when out walking is like seeing old friends.