The ability to accurately identify plants is a skill that can be employed (and enjoyed) by a wide variety of people, from those with an interest in their local plants, foragers, to professionals wanting to assess the value of habitats for conservation, development and land management.

This intermediate course will guide you through what may at times seem like a daunting amount of botanical terminology, and help you to build confidence in using the vegetative key for successful identification.


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.

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