Course: Plant Identification for Phase One Habitat Surveys Workshop

TCV Scotland

Mortonhall, Edinburgh
1st June 2018

scotland-training@tcv.org.uk 01786 479697 Tricia Burden

Cost: £60

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education


This course is aimed at beginners and those with limited plant identification skills, who are keen to improve their botanical identification skills in order to help them carry out Phase One Habitat surveys and other botanical work. The ability to have a certain minimum level of plant identification skills is essential for most ecological work, from Phase 1 habitat surveys through to habitat and species management work. The course will provide participants with the confidence to use field guide books, to recognise different plant families, where to go to get more help, and how to build upon the knowledge gained in the course. Key plants, including grasses, which help with Phase One habitat surveying will be covered during the day but the course is flexible to the needs of its participants.

Venue - Mortonhall & nearby field visit. - We will begin with a 1hr classroom session at the TCV office in Mortonhall, we will then visit a suitable local site, participants will need to use their own vehicles for the field visit although we would encourage you to car share with the other participants. We will return to Mortonhall at approximately 3pm for another 1hr classroom session and discussion.

Trainer details - Lindsay is an ecologist with over 25 years experience, having worked as an ecologist in a wide variety of organisations, including Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Trust for Scotland. Lindsay has been closely involved in plant conservation work in Scotland for many years, currently sitting on the Scottish Committee of the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI). He has regularly conducted plant species survey and monitoring work in all habitats, and has organised the popular NTS Annual Plant Identification Workshops for over 11 years.

Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Most of the day will be spent outside, please dress accordingly to the weather. You may want to bring waterproofs and sunscreen.

What to bring with you - Wild Flower Identification books, which include keys. As a minimum, it is recommended that participants bring a copy of the current Collins Flower Guide (David Streeter, C. Hart-Davies et al)

Cost - £60 (includes vat)

Terms & Conditions - The full fee is payable for cancellations within 7 days of event.


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