Field session to survey local woodland flora with Rupert Higgins (ecological consultant) and Chris Wedge at Welshbury Woods, Flaxley.
Following on from our Woodland Flora Training session, this (and two other) field sessions (one daytime, one evening and one at a weekend) are an opportunity to get out and about to use your botany identification knowledge. Attending the training is not a pre-requisite. If you already have a basic knowledge of botany and plant ID or have already helped with the survey, then you can just come along to the field sessions.
Booking is essential, please contact Woodland Flora Project Leader Chris Wedge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07775 593965 to book your place.
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
• 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.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!