Chalk Grassland Flowers
About the event
This course is an introduction to plants of chalk grassland in Kent, the reasons why this habitat is so special, and the key plants that define the richest habitat.
The day will begin with a short lecture on the characteristic plants of the Kentish Chalk, the variation between those that are more frequent in west and eastern parts of the county, those that are indicators of the very best chalk grassland.
This will be followed by a visit to a local site in the Darenth valley for a practical demonstration of the species.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Give examples of the plants characteristic of chalk grassland
- Identify some important indicator species that define the richest habitat.
Led by Joyce Pitt, Botanist.
Suitable for beginners and improvers.