Learn the key features of flowering plants and explore different habitats to uncover the variety of wildflower species specific to certain areas. Gain confidence, develop skills, and learn how to use field identification guides and keys in this relaxed introduction to the world of botany.

Tutor: Dan Ryan

Dan is passionate about natural history and sharing that knowledge with others, especially if it involves crawling around looking for interesting plants and fungi. He is a very experienced teacher of plant sciences, ecology and sustainability up to Masters level and is a popular natural history walk and course leader. Dan is active in Cornwall’s biological recording community, where his main interests lie in chasing obscure wildflowers around the coast and surveying grassland fungi. Dan has worked around plants throughout his career which began at Tregothnan Botanic Garden, he plays an active role in nature conservation and advocacy in Cornwall and is Head of Higher Education at the Eden Project.