Course: Wildflower ID: Chalk Grassland

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Leatherhead, Surrey
4th July 2018

surreywildlifetrust.org adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk 01372379523 Adult Learning Team

Cost: £57

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife


Walking through a sea of wildflowers can be an amazing experience. Why not enhance that enjoyment by learning how to identify each of the species you see along the way?

You can spend the day with our SWT Ecology Services Ecologist, Isobel Girvan. She will start with a classroom session teaching you how to use various wildflower guides and their identification techniques. You will then venture into the diverse chalk grassland habitat of Headley Warren to test your newly gained knowledge.

This is the perfect day for newcomers just learning how to ID plants as well as those looking to further develop their previously gained skills. 

Tutor - Isobel Girvan

My name is Isobel Girvan and I have been working as an ecologist for over twenty years now and I still love it. There is always more to see, find out and learn about. I started off by completing my Geographical and Environmental degree at Roehampton Institute, after which I spent just over a year with the Somerset Environmental Records Centre. This began my passion for botanical surveying and identifying.

My current role is of Principal Ecologist at SWT Ecology Services. The work is varied from advising home owners about planning applications to supplying botanical species lists for local conservation volunteer groups to providing habitat management plans to local authorities.

I look forward to meeting you.


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