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DBRC training courses 2018

Introduction to Sedge identification

14th June 2018, Emsworthy Mire

Cottongrass_Hay_Tor_AT_2_1_re-sizedOne day field-based introduction to sedge identification for beginners wishing to gain familiarity with this ecologically important plant family. The emphasis will be on developing field recognition skills, identification resources and habitats. Participants will encounter and familiarise themselves with a range of species in the context of their natural habitats.

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Grassland plant identification course

4th-5th July 2018, Woodah Farm, nr Exeter 

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A two day course based at Woodah Farm in Devon (approximately 10 miles south of Exeter). This course will provide an introduction to grassland plant identification, grassland ecology and survey. Emphasis will be put on practical survey experience and plant identification, particularly identification using vegetative features. Course participants will visit a range of grassland habitats located at nearby County Wildlife Sites and Devon Wildlife Trust reserves.

By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with a variety of grassland habitat types and will be confident with the identification of a range of grass, rush, sedge and herbaceous species. Course attendees will become familiar with unimproved, semi-improved and improved swards and will have a greater understanding of how physical features (such as hydrology and pH) affect grassland sward composition.

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Woodland plant identification course

10th-11th May 2018, Woodah Farm nr Exeter

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This two day course will provide an introduction to woodland plant identification, woodland survey and woodland ecology.  Emphasis will be placed on practical survey and plant identification with a focus on indicator species. Course participants will visit a range of woodland types located at nearby County Wildlife Sites (CWS) and Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) reserves. By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with a variety of woodland habitat types and will be confident with the identification of a range of tree, shrub and ground flora species.

This course is suitable for conservation staff and ecological consultants looking to improve id skills for Continual Personal Development. The course will be accessible to beginners and people with little plant identification/survey experience are very welcome to enrol.

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