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Sunday 7th April 2019
10:00-15:30
Woodland Flora Training

Woodland Flora Training

Sunday 7th April 2019
10:00-15:30

Learn the basics of botany identification with Chris Wedge from Natural England and Rosie Kelsall from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. If you are keen to take part in our Woodland Flora Survey this course will give you all you need to get started. During the morning there will be an introduction to the project, basic botany and plant ID including plant, flower and leaf structure and using the FSC woodland plant key.

In the afternoon there will be a visit to nearby Blake’s Wood to practice the skills you have learnt.

Location : Christchurch Pavilion, Christchurch, Coleford, GL16 7NN

This training day is aimed at beginners.  It will be followed by three field sessions (one daytime, one evening and one at a weekend) in the weeks following.  If you already have a basic knowledge or have already helped with the survey then you can just come along to the field sessions which we will advertise soon.

Booking is essential. Please contact Deb Cook forestersforest@fvaf.org.uk

Additional Information:

We will provide you with:

A Field Studies Council (FSC) woodland plant identification guide

Clipboard (to be returned after surveys completed)

Volunteer time sheets

Survey forms and maps

Please bring:

Lunch (we will provide hot and cold drinks and some nice cakes and biscuits!)

Plant identification books/guides if you have them, e.g. The Wildflower Key by Francis Rose, Collins Flower Guide by David Streeter et. al. 

Suitable footwear and clothing for the outdoor session in the woodland (please get in touch asap if you do not have suitable clothing/equipment as it is available on loan to Natural England volunteers).

Pen and paper for taking notes. 

Hand lens if you have one.

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