This intermediate course will introduce a plethora of habitats, all falling under the umbrella of ‘mire’.

Bogs and marshes are among the richest of habitats and both are examples of mires, home to specific plants adapted to grow in the often very harsh environmental conditions. You will spend time exploring the ecology of these unique habitats and the rich botanical assemblages that can be found there!


Tutor: Fiona Gomersall

Fiona Gomersall is a trained biology teacher and skilled field botanist. She is Conservation Officer at Shropshire Wildlife Trust and is an active member of the Shropshire Botanical Society. Fiona’s monitoring and botanical survey work takes her all over the county to the 40 nature reserves and several hundred local wildlife sites.