Course: Arable Plant Identification and Ecology

The Species Recovery Trust

Micheldever, Hampshire
27th July 2022

www.speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk

Cost: £90

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology


A course to help participants get to grips with arable plants, learn different conservation techniques and arable management options.

About this event

A one-day course giving participants:

  • familiarity of several common and endangered arable plants
  • a chance to look at and learn about different conservation techniques and arable management options

The traditional arable flora of Britain has suffered many changes since the 1940s as farming methods have become more intensive. Many species have become rare; some have become extinct, while others have increased to become the agronomic problems of modern agriculture. One of the areas in Britain where some of these plants can still be found is on the chalky soils of central Hampshire. A wide variety of uncommon species can be found on the Roundwood Estate, and this farm also offers the opportunity to study methods that can be used for their conservation.

Tutor: Dr. Phil Wilson

About the tutor:

Phil Wilson is a highly experienced botanist and expert in arable flora. He is the co-author of the Arable Plants Fieldguide.


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