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Field Botany Skills: Identifying Wild Plants #5
Sunday, 22nd August 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
This will be run in person at the SLBI
Session 5: Goosefoot, Dock and Willow Families
One of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the goosefoot, dock and willow families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants. If possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower Key (Revised Edition, 2006) by Francis Rose & Clare O’Reilly or New Flora of the British Isles (2019) by Clive A. Stace.
Dr Mark Spencer, Forensic botanist and Botany Curator at The Linnean Society
Mark is one of our regular tutors, and is someone that everyone enjoys learning from, his knowledge is extensive and his manner extremely approachable and easy to understand.
Tickets: £40 per session All six sessions: £200 members/£220 non-members
Wild Plants 2 – June 20th : Lily, Rush, Grass and Sedge Families
Wild Plants 3 – July 11th : Pea, Mint and Figwort Families
Wild Plants 4 – August 1st: Borage, Daisy and Carnation Families
Wild Plants 5 – August 22nd: Goosefoot, Dock and Willow Families
Wild Plants 6 – Sept 12th: Aquatic Plants, including Duckweeds and the Pondweeds