Course: Vegetative Grass Identification

Field Studies Council

North Yorkshire or West Yorkshire
12-13th or 26-27th October 2024

Cost: £130 (20% discount for students)

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife


Even without flowers, grasses are beautiful and easier to identify than you might think. On this beginner-intermediate course, you will learn how to identify grasses vegetatively (i.e. when not in flower) – a useful skill.

This skill can enable continued habitat surveying throughout the year or simply allow you to get your botanical fix during the winter months. This course will use classroom and field elements to equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to independently identify grasses vegetatively.

This course will include:

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to identify a range of vegetative grasses independently.
  • All the anatomy and terminology that you need, in order to use a variety of keys to aid identification.
  • A number of local field excursions to cement learning and explore new species.
  • Although not the focus of the course, if you see sedges and rushes out in the field, these will be discussed.

Please note: There is no accommodation or meal facilities included in the course price. Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be available.

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

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


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