Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Date(s) - 13 Jul 2019 until 15 Jul 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Course

Learn the fundamentals of grass, sedge and rush identification

Green leaves that all look the same and no pretty flowers so difficult to identify! Learn essential and valuable skills for any field and conservation ecologists and hopefully, by the end of this course, you will know this statement is not true.

Emphasis will be on practical skills with identification taking place mainly in the laboratory where there is the time and equipment to fully examine specimens. A range of common species, both flowering and non-flowering, from local habitats will be used. The focus will be on learning how to identify and develop the skills and confidently use a flora. Students should become familiar with a good range of common species relating these species to their preferred habitat and be able to identify these species in the field, producing a portfolio of specimens and a small voucher collection. A valuable course for professional development.

Please see the following webpage for further essential information:


Tutor: Margaret Howells

Course Code:  AB308E 10 credits level 4

Fees: £120 full price (£110 concessions)

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Courses. If you have no first degree, reside in Wales and are in receipt of certain state benefits, you may be able to get your course fees subsidised, or paid for you.

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Phone: 01970 621580


Self catering Eco Lodgeshared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm. Please book your place first with Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth and then contact us about your accommodation needs.

You maybe interested in other conservation, species ID and natural crafts courses at Denmark Farm. See our full events page.

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