This course will cover the identification, ecology and distribution of orchids as well as the astonishing pollination mechanisms which have evolved. The field excursions will provide plenty of opportunities for photography. No previous knowledge is necessary; this is a course for anyone interested in wild orchids.

By combining this course with the later orchid course at FSC Juniper Hall you will see almost half of all British orchid species. Due to the location of orchid habitats this course requires a reasonable level of fitness involving a good deal of walking in some difficult terrain.

Book both course 1 and 2 and pay a discounted total of £100. To receive this offer please ring the centre directly.

Tutor: Simon Harrap

Simon Harrap is a freelance naturalist and photographer, specialising in flowers and birds. He has authored several books, including Orchids of Britain and Ireland: A Field and Site Guide (with Anne Harrap), Flowers of the Norfolk Broads and Flowers of the Norfolk Coast, as well as Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers and Where to Watch Birds in Britain. For over 25 years he has been leading overseas birdwatching tours as well as organising botanical walks and workshops in Norfolk.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance
  • Picnic Lunch