An Introduction to Wildflower Identification (2 day course)

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Ragged robin, Weston Moor (c) Avon Wildlife Trust

Event details

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 9:30am - Sun, 21/05/2017 - 4:30pm

A wonderfully diverse world of wild flowers surrounds us, yet their names and fascinating characteristics remain a mystery to many of us. Learning to identify our native flora gives new pleasures and an understanding of your environment every time you step outside. It is also the first step for many seeking careers in the environmental sector.

Join ecologist Alex Morss on our two-day beginner’s course to discover more about our local flora and learn how to identify what’s around you.

About the course

We will focus on some of the most common flower families, introduce some wild species and show you how to recognise them. You will learn and try out the basic methods and resources used by botanists to identify plants, and be supported as you apply your new skills in the field and the classroom.

You will also find out how evolution has shaped their amazing designs and how plants reveal fascinating messages about where they grow, their pollination, defence and seed dispersal.

Cowslips (c) Bevis Watts 

Avon Wildlife Trust's Field Ecology 

This course is being delivered as part of Avon Wildlife Trust’s Field Ecology Programme for 2017.  The courses are aimed at students, practicing ecologists, conservation volunteers and anyone who wishes to further their knowledge in natural history and biological recording.

The course will be delivered at our Feed Bristol project which is a 6 acre community food growing hub and native wildflower nursery. This is an education and community enterprise centre which champions conservation and ecology in a food growing setting.

Each course will provide a thorough introduction to the group’s biology, ecology and diversity within the Bristol area.
References and help with understanding relevant literature and practical activities teaching basic field survey techniques will also be covered. Some courses will also include field trips to local sites of interest. These courses will aid participants in forming a strong foundation, to take on to further study.

This course will also be running in July 

Course Booking

Fees for this two day course are as follows:

Participants claiming benefits: £60

Participants on low income (less than £15,000 per year): £80

Participants earning above living wage (more than £15,000): £100



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Feed Bristol,
BS16 1HB

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Saturday 20th May 2017
This 2 day course starts at 9.30 am and finishes at 4.30pm each day
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Starting at £60 for two days
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