This beginner ferns course is a great place to start for those taking their first steps into the world of ferns.

Ferns are a common sight on a woodland walk, but have you wondered what species you are seeing? Ferns are vibrant non-flowering plants which reproduce via spores. With a diverse variety of species in the UK, there is much to explore.


Tutor: Jeff Duckett

Jeff Duckett is Emeritus Professor of Botany at Queen Mary University of London and a Research Associate at the Natural History Museum. Following his PhD on Sex Determination in Equisetum he has written over 250 publications on the biology and evolution of ferns and bryophytes. He has run numerous courses for the Field Studies Council at Nettlecombe Court and Preston Montford.