Course: Broad-Leaved Trees

Field Studies Council

Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2019 01306 734501

Cost: From £270

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Late summer is a good time to turn our attention to identifying the broad-leaved trees. Soon they will start to transform our landscapes into a blaze of colour. Now is the time to learn what we can from the foliage and fruits, before we have to rely on twig formation and winter silhouettes to help us identify these important members of our natural heritage. This weekend botanical course is concerned with the identification of, in particular, our native broad-leaved trees. Much of the weekend will be spent in the vicinity of Juniper Hall sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the different shapes of leaves and the structure and classification of fruits. We shall also practise working with different keys to identification.

Ros Bennett is an experienced freelance botanist and ecologist. She was formerly a full-time FSC tutor at Flatford Mill and then organiser and leader of courses for FSC Overseas. She has written books on flowers and has taught courses on plant identification and ecology to all age group.

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