Course: Late Season Grass and Sedge Identification

The Species Recovery Trust

Salisbury, Wiltshire
5th September 2019 01722 322539 Dominic Price

Cost: £85

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Late season grass and sedge identification
Old Sarum, Salisbury

Nearly every species of grass, rush and sedge has at least one key feature which can be used to pinpoint them to genus and species level. This course aims to teach people to spot and memorise these characters for the majority of common species and some of the more specialised species found on unimproved grasslands. This course will focus on how to identify grasses in the late summer, when many have already gone over, and several have lost their inflorescences all together.

We will look at how both vegetative features and dehisced floral characteristic features. We will also look at areas that have already been cut and grazed and the challenges of identifying grasses in these habitats.

The course will cover roughly 25 species of grass, including most of the commonly encountered species, as well as those associated with species-rich grassland.

Tutor: Dominic Price

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