Course: Introduction to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Field Studies Council

Williton, Exmoor National Park, Somerset
8th June 2024

Cost: £80 - Students can get 20% off using the code 'BioStudent20' at checkout

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

This course will provide a perfect beginner introduction to using a key to identify grasses, sedges, and rushes with confidence.

What will be covered during this course?

  • Key features for identification
  • Learning of required vocabulary when referring to grasses, sedges and rushes
  • Using a key to identify grasses, sedges and rushes

Grasses, sedges and rushes are often a group that are initially dismissed by those developing an interest in our wild plants. The course will begin by learning about the differences between these three target plant groups and the necessary vocabulary to help separate them. Keys will be used to help identify common species. This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the key features that allow us to identify members of this group and to meet many of the most common species. The course will combine identification of species on local sites, learning the required vocabulary mostly in the classroom, and plenty of time outside using a key to build confidence.

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% of.

Please refer to our website for further information and to book.

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