Wildflowers Identification & Folklore – Fully Booked

Date(s) - 14 May 2022 until 15 May 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In this course we will approach the identification of wildflowers by focusing on some key wildflower families, which have a selection of both edible and poisonous species.

This is a Abersytwyth University Lifelong Learning course. 

conservation coursesAs well as covering the botanical features important for identification, we will learn how to group the features together to give combinations of characteristics which lead to accurate identification. Throughout the course we will weave in the folklore and traditional use of the plants we find and cover key concepts important to foraging including sustainable harvesting and use.

This is a blended learning module so will involve both online and in-person teaching. The online section of the module, which starts 25/04/22 and ends12/06/22, is delivered via Blackboard, the University online learning environment. You will complete two self-paced, introductory units online before attending a day and a half of in-person teaching at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. Following the course, you will complete a final online unit and submit your assessments. Your tutor will provide online support for the duration of the course.

The in-person teaching will occur over one weekend (Sat 14th-Sun 15th May) and take place at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. On the Saturday, students will need to attend from 10-5pm and, on the Sunday, from 9-1pm.

This module can be studied as a stand-alone course but it is also a key module for the Certificate of Higher Education in Field Ecology at Aberystwyth University.

The assessments are a wildflower ID quiz (20%) and a species profile (80%).

Having a university student account gives you many additional benefits such as access to the university library and online journals and discounts for university services. 

Contact: learning@aber.ac.uk  

Tutor: Alison Murfitt

Ali has been teaching wildflower identification and foraging for over 10 years and is passionate about connecting people with our native plants. Her approach weaves the folklore of the plants along with the details of plant features to ensure accurate and enjoyable identification that hopefully sticks in the memory!  

Ali has worked with a wide range of conservation organisations including Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Plantlife, National Trust for Scotland, Borders Forest Trust and RSPB. She is delivering this course as a lifelong learning Tutor for Aberystwyth University. 

Fees: £120 per person


Please book your place in advance via this link to the University Website.
Accommodation at Denmark Farm is available for an additional charge:

Self catering Eco Lodge, shared dormitories and Eco Campsite are all available at Denmark Farm. Please contact us about your accommodation needs.            

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

Mae’r holl enillion o’n digwyddiadau a gwyliau’n cael eu hailfuddsoddi’n uniongyrchol i reoli ein gwarchodfa natur 40 erw. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth a chofiwch ddod i ymweld â ni’n fuan.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

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