This Grasses, Sedges and Rushes course will provide you with an understanding of the importance of these species for conservation, ecology and recording.

The countryside around the Preston Montford Centre offers a great range of habitats to explore from roadsides and improved grassland to moorland, water margins, fen, calcareous grassland and woodland.

Tutor: Mark Duffell

Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RHS Diploma in Horticulture and completing an MSc in Biological Recording. He now runs Arvensis Ecology, splitting his time between conducting botanical surveys and teaching botanical identification and survey techniques to undergraduate and postgraduate students, consultancies and environmental organisations.