Identifying Grasses, Sedges & Rushes (SELL)

Date(s) - 9 Jul 2018 until 11 Jul 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of grass, sedge and rush identification, essential and valuable skills for any field and conservation ecologists.

Green leaves that all look the same and no pretty flowers, grasses, sedges and rushes are so difficult to identify! Emphasis will be on practical skills with identification taking place mainly in the classroom, 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.

Tutor: Margaret Howells

Fees: £120 full price (£100 concession). 

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, or paid for you.

Early bird discounts are available as follows: 

Term 1 courses book before 27th September 2017

Term 2 courses book before 14th December 2017

Term 3 courses book before 22nd March 2018

Please go to for all enquiries and bookings.

Course Code: AB304E


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

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


Grasses and sedges

Photo: Ross Hoddinott / 2020Vision

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