Dandelions, Daisies and Thistles
ME14 3BD, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
About the event
At least half the morning will be spent in the classroom getting to grips with the basic features of this family – the Asteraceae (or Compositae as they were previously called) - particularly those features that help us sort out the different genera and species. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the local habitats (at a leisurely pace) and practising those ID skills.
By the end of the session you will be able to identify using key features, especially floral features (using a hand lens), members of the family Asteraceae and also of the major genera and their species.
N.B. We shall not be concerning ourselves with the micro-species of Taraxacum or Hieracium
Led by Ros Bennett, Botanist
Suitable for beginners and improvers
Tyland Barn will be open to the public 10am-5pm; café facilities are only available during this time.