Identifying Grasses, Sedges & Rushes (SELL)

Date(s) - 30 Jun 2014 until 2 Jul 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals and develop the skills to use a flora confidently.

Tutor: Margaret Howells

Green leaves that all look the same and no pretty flowers so difficult to identify! Learn the fundamentals of grass, sedge and rush identification, essential and valuable skills for any field and conservation ecologists. 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. 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.

Fee: £90 (£80 if you book early**)

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Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all SELL 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.

Grasses and sedges

Photo: Ross Hoddinott / 2020Vision

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