Botany for beginners

20 May 2019

This course will offer an overview and introduction to the world of botanical identification including anatomy, terminology, the characteristics of common families and the use of flora keys.

£12.50

This course will offer an overview and introduction to the world of botanical identification including anatomy, terminology, the characteristics of common families and the use of flora keys.

Date: Monday 20th May 2019

Times: 10.00 – 16.00

Location: Malham Tarn Field Centre, BD24 9PU

Cost: £12.50

Booking: Essential. For further information and booking please contact Hannah.rose@ydmt.org or complete and return the booking form.

 

About the course

Botanical identification can be a little overwhelming with a wealth of terminology that can be challenging to immerse yourself in. If botany is new for you, or you just need a recap, this course will offer an overview and introduction to the world of botanical identification; including anatomy, terminology, the characteristics of common families and the use of flora keys. This course will include both indoor and outdoor practical sessions.

 

About the tutor

Laurie Wildwood is a professional Ecological Consultant and botany tutor who, with his refreshing approach, aims to inspire adults and children to explore and appreciate the natural world. His professional background is in ecology, conservation and habitat management.

 

Course organiser

Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk. 

 

Equipment and requirements

It is recommended that you bring:

• A copy of The Wild Flower Key (Francis Rose, 2006) (available to borrow if required)

• Hand lens (available to borrow if required)

• Notebook and pencil

• Sturdy boots and waterproofs

• Plenty to drink

• Lunch (free hot and cold drinks available plus afternoon cake)

• Sun cream, insect repellent

You will need to be moderately fit. Please let us know of any medical conditions you have and ensure you bring your medication with you.

 

Timetable (10am to 4pm)

Registration/ Arrival – 09:45 – 10:00am

• Introduction to botany (indoors). An introduction to botanical anatomy, terminology, the principle plant families and sources of information for further research & support.

• Using Flora Keys (indoors). Laurie will guide you through the process of identifying an unknown species using The Wild Flower Key (Francis Rose, 2006).

• Wildflower walk (outdoors). A walk around the grounds of the centre providing an opportunity to apply and practise your new-found skills.

• Herbarium samples (indoors). To conclude there will be an opportunity to examine specimens from the centre’s rich historical herbarium.

 

To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment.

This course is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here.

 

For more conservation-related courses and jobs please see www.environmentjob.co.uk

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Booking Details

To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment. Please return to Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk