This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who already know many plants but don’t know why they do and who seek help in learning identification skills. Flatford is a great location for the botanist to explore the wild flowers of Suffolk. The range of habitats and the consequent variety of plant species is perfect. Adjacent to Flatford are marshes, swamps and grazing pasture. Further inland on the chalky, boulder clay there are ancient woodlands and species-rich hay-meadows while the coastal habitats support a completely contrasting flora along the sand and shingle spits, the mudflats and salt marshes.
Tutor: Ros BennettRos Bennett is a botanist and ecologist. She was formerly a full time tutor at Flatford Mill (another FSC Field Centre) and then organiser and leader of courses for FSC Overseas. She has written books on flowers and teaches courses on plant identification to both amateurs and professionals.
Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.