Orchid Identification

01 May 2019

This one-day course offers participants an introduction to orchid ecology and conservation. 

£12.50

This one-day course offers participants an introduction to orchid ecology and conservation. 

Date: Wednesday 1st May 2019

Times: 10:00 – 15:00

Location: Colt Park Barn, LA6 3JF

Cost: £12.50

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

 

About the course

This one-day course offers participants an introduction to orchid ecology and conservation.  By learning how to identify orchids and other key flowering species participants will be enabled put their new-found skills to use and assist with conducting botanical surveys for site monitoring purposes. This course will include outdoor practical sessions.

 

About the tutor

Bernie Higgins is a professional ecologist who particularly enjoys looking for plants and is keen on inspiring other adults and children to explore and appreciate the natural world. Her 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:

• Hand lens (available to borrow if required)

• Sturdy boots and waterproofs

• Plenty to drink

• Lunch (free hot and cold drinks available)

• 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 orchids (indoors). Join us in the classroom to learn about orchids in the dales, orchid ecology and structure.  We will also look at other indicator species which form part of SSSI condition assessments and the use of GPS.

• Site visit (outdoors). Identification of the orchids of limestone grassland.

 

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.