Dive into the fascinating world of grasses, sedges, and rushes, and gain a deep understanding of their structures, unique features, and the terminology that defines them. Learners will also explore some of the commonly found UK species and their main identification features. This three-week course is designed for beginners who have little to no experience and aims to form the foundation of basic identification skills of the UK’s grasses, sedges, and rushes.

Tutor: Judith Allinson

Judith Allinson is a former member of FSC staff and co-author of the AIDGAP Key to the Vegetative Stages of Grasses. She spent several years carrying out botanical surveys for English Nature. She has run the Grass Identification in Spring course at Juniper Hall for a number of years and has also taught grass identification courses at Kindrogan, Nettlecombe Court and Malham Tarn Field Centres.