Plant Identification in the Field
About the event
We will be working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University to run a week-long botany course in 2022. On each day of this course, a new site is visited and explored with the aim of identifying plants by using identification guides, keys, apps and by collecting specimens.
It would be useful if you could bring your own wildflower books keys and hand lenses. We recommend the FSC Wild Flower Key or Fitter, Fitter & Blamey's wild flower book.
The classes are led by Alex Lockton, who has twenty years’ experience working as a lecturer in ecology at Birmingham University and Manchester Metropolitan University, as coordinator of the Botanical Society of the British Isles, and as an ecological consultant. He is county recorder for Shropshire and author of The Flora and Vegetation of Shropshire (2015).
This course is suitable for all levels of botanist
Know before you go
Participants need to be able to walk on rough ground, climb over stiles and tackle slopes.
What to bring
Outdoor clothing, lunch, hand lens, preferred ID guides, notebook and pencil