Wild flower identification for improvers

Wed 08/07/15 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 Improve your wild flower identification skills on our relaxed, two part Wild flower
identification for improvers course. You will spend two summer evenings on beautiful
chalk downland sites practising and improving your wild flower identification skills.
Through observation, discussion and hands-on use of FSC plant keys and The Francis
Rose Wildflower Key book you will practice plant identification in the field. The Wild
flower identification for improvers course will cover:
An overview of the chalk downland habitat including what we would expect to see
Improving wildflower identification skills using various keys and a hand lens
During the Wildflower identification for improvers course you will be walking at least 3
miles on uneven terrain including very steep, possibly slippery slopes and bending or
kneeling to look at plants.
Is this course for me?
The Wild flower identification for improvers course is ideal if you have previously
completed the beginners course, or may have some initial botanical knowledge but
want to brush up on your skills and improve. The course will involve a reminder of using
a key, hand lens, key features of wildflowers along with identification of several new
species that may be less widespread.
To attend this course you should be able to walk more than 3 miles over uneven
ground, steep and possibly slippery slopes as well as be able to bend or kneel to look
at plants.
When and where?
Wednesday 1st July - 6.30pm-8.30pm – St Catherine’s Hill
Wednesday 8th July - 6.30-8.30pm – Broughton Down
Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start
What do I need to bring?
Appropriate clothing for walking outside for the weather on the day
Comfortable and sturdy walking boots,
A hand lens may be useful if you have them
Refreshments
Booking is essential for all courses.