Introduction to Wild Flowers for Beginners
About the event
This wildflower course is designed for absolute beginners. We start in the classroom with an introduction to flowering plants. You will examine specimens and will be shown the important parts required for plant identification and classification. You will also learn how to use identification books and keys.
We will then visit various habitats within the reserve, collecting and bringing back specimens to the classroom for identification.
The remainder of the day will be spent in the Visitor Centre of the Reserve with selected specimens, using the Wild Flower Key to confirm their identification.
By the end of the session it is expected that you will feel confident to:
Led by Joyce Pitt, Botanist.
Know before you go
Suitable for people with limited mobility but not for wheelchair users.
Wheelchair accessNot wheelchair accessible
What to bring
A x10 or x8 hand lens is essential (some will be available to purchase or on loan). Clothing and footwear suitable for the conditions of the day and a picnic lunch and drink. It would be useful to have a copy of either: The Wild Flower Key, by Francis Rose, or Excursion flora of the British Isles by Clapham, Tutin and Warburg. A few copies will be available for use on the day.