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Aquatic Plant Identification for BeginnersEF. B. 19 Jul. Thu. Non-residential. £46.50This course will provide an introduction toflowering plants that grow in and aroundponds, lakes and streams. Participants willbecome familiar with the easily recognisednon-critical species using a series of novelside-by-side synopses that summarise theirmain features. Ken Adamsis BSBI CountyRecorder for Essex and co-author of theSecond Flora of Essex.Aquatic Plant Identification AdvancedEF. A. 20 Jul. Fri. Non-residential. £49For those with some prior knowledge ofaquatic plants who wish learn the morecritical groups such as water crowfoots,duckweeds, pondweeds, starworts andaquatic grasses. Ken Adamsis BSBICounty Recorder for Essex and co-author ofthe Second Flora of Essex.Aquatic PlantsSL. I. 27 Jul-30 Jul. Fri-Mon. £325. £215The course will concentrate on theidentification and ecology of aquatic andvascular plants and stoneworts in habitatsaround Slapton Ley and south Devonincluding ponds, lakes and rivers. It willcover all groups of water plants includingswamp and fen plants growing around theedges of water bodies. There will beevening workshops on the more difficultgroups such as water starworts (Callitriche),pondweeds (Potamageton), watercrowfoots (Ranunculus) and stoneworts(Charophyta). Nick Stewartis a freelancebotanist with a special interest in waterplants. He is currently involved in waterplant surveys in Britain and Irelandincluding Slapton Ley. Plants of Bogs and MiresPM. I. 03 Aug-06 Aug. Fri-Mon. £334. £235This practical course is aimed at anyonewishing to gain experience in therecognition of the wide range of plantsassociated with bogs and mires, fromheathers to sedges. Heathland and mireecology (and National VegetatonClassification) will also be consideredbriefly as well as some key bryophytes.Hilary Wallaceis a professional botanistwith over 20 years' experience. Sheregularly leads courses for the FloodplainMeadows Partnership, The University ofBirmingham and other professional courseproviders. *BIFernsFern IdentificationKD. I. 02 Jul-06 Jul. Mon-Fri. £205. £154This course provides an introduction to fernidentification and is suitable for thespecialist as well as the keen amateur. Visitsare made to woodland, moorland, montanescree and flushes encountering over 30species of ferns, horsetails and clubmosses.Heather McHaffieis a botanist at the RoyalBotanic Garden Edinburgh, working withrare and endangered flowering plants andferns. Fern IdentificationRC. O. 10 Aug-13 Aug. Fri-Mon. £310. £225Three full days will be spent in the fieldlooking at ferns and their allies in theirnatural habitats. Sites will include uplandand lowland, acidic and alkaline habitats,ensuring that a variety of species from anumber of families will be observed. Studywill primarily involve identification ofspecies, but attention will also be given tobasic fern ecology and factors that affecttheir survival. Daytime walks will be up tofour miles long through the stunning ruralscenery around Snowdonia with fine viewson good days. Chris Metherellis the BSBIVice-County Recorder for northNorthumberland and an experiencedbotanist. *BIField Guide to Fern IdentificationPM. O. 18 Aug. Sat. Non-residential . £30Aimed at the keen beginner and improver,this course provides an introduction to thecommoner ferns and horsetails. Emphasiswill be placed on key characters todistinguish each species from similarlooking plants. By the end of the courseparticipants will be able to recognise themajor groups of ferns and key out thosethey do not recognise. Mark Duffellhashad a lifelong interest in plants withexpertise in both horticulture and botany. Mosses andLiverwortsMosses and LiverwortsRC. O. 17 Feb-19 Feb. Fri-Sun. £245. £185A detailed insight and introduction into thelife of mosses and liverworts will beprovided by first-hand observation, lecturesand discussion. This will be achieved bytaking full advantage of the wide range ofhabitats in Snowdonia and within easyreach of the Centre, supported by eveningwork using microscopes. It will thus bepossible not only to develop skills inrecognising species in the field but also toconfirm them by using keys foridentification. Martha Newtonis abiological consultant, specialising inbryophytes, with wide experience ofteaching at all levels. She has also workedat Liverpool Museum on the revision ofFlora Europaea.Identifying Mosses and LiverwortsPM. I. 09 Mar-12 Mar. Fri-Mon. £334. £235This course will provide an introduction tofield bryology and will include teachingfamiliarity with the characteristics of themain groups and basic identification ofcommon species. There will be a mixture offieldwork and laboratory sessions withtalks on identification, use of keys andmicroscopy. Martin Godfreyis anecological consultant and experienced fieldnaturalist. *BI Mosses and Liverworts as Indicators of Climate ChangeOR. O. 01 Apr-05 Apr. Sun-Thu. £375. £295Mosses and liverworts have recordeddynamic climate change for thousands ofyears and still do so today. The course willfocus on their practical use as highlyeffective indicators of ongoing change.Field identification will be followed byindoor work with microscopes andillustrated talks. Martha Newtonis abiological consultant, specialising inbryophytes, with wide experience ofteaching at all levels. She has also workedat Liverpool Museum on the revision ofFlora Europaea.SphagnumRC. O. 13 Apr-15 Apr. Fri-Sun. £245. £185This course will develop field andlaboratory skills to enable a high level ofcompetence in identifying species ofSphagnum in an area where it will bepossible to become familiar with most of the30 or so British species. Suitable forbeginners in this field and others wishing toextend their knowledge. Martha Newtonisa biological consultant, specialising inbryophytes, with wide experience of32*Accredited courses which could count towards a qualification (see page 43).BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort . DGDerrygonnelly .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . JHJuniper Hall .KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley SilverweedDave Lawrence

teaching at all levels. She has also workedat Liverpool Museum on the revision ofFlora Europaea.Sphagnum MossKD. I. 24 Apr-28 Apr. Tue-Sat. £275. £206Kindrogan is an ideal place to study almostevery British species of Sphagnum.Emphasis will be placed on fieldcharacteristics backed up by work in thelaboratory, including the use ofidentification keys. There will also beopportunities to study special interests asindividual guidance will be given at alllevels. Martha Newtonis a biologicalconsultant, specialising in bryophytes, withwide experience of teaching at all levels.She has also worked at Liverpool Museumon the revision of Flora Europaea.Mosses and LiverwortsKD. I. 28 Apr-05 May. Sat-Sat. £475. £356Surrounded by an abundance of eye-catching common species as well as Scottishrarities, Kindrogan is an ideal place tostudy bryophytes. Emphasis will be placedon field characteristics, backed up by workin the laboratory, including the use ofidentification keys. There will also beopportunities to concentrate on specialinterests as individual guidance will begiven at all levels. Martha Newtonis abiological consultant, specialising inbryophytes, with wide experience ofteaching at all levels. She has also workedat Liverpool Museum on the revision ofFlora Europaea.Advanced Bryology Laboratory CoursePM. A. 08 May-12 May. Tue-Sat. £374. £265A course for experienced enthusiasts toexplore special techniques, critical speciesand new developments in their subject.Emphasis will be placed on indoor workusing microscopes, backed up with shortfield excursions to provide an insight intotopics of ecological significance. MarthaNewtonis a biological consultant,specialising in bryophytes, with wideexperience of teaching at all levels. She hasalso worked at Liverpool Museum on therevision of Flora Europaea.Mosses, Liverworts and FernsEF . O . 31 May-01 Jun . Thu-Fri . Non-residential . £98This course will cover basic classification,identification, structure and function ofmosses, liverworts and ferns includingmicroscope work. The day is open to alland will be flexible to suit completebeginners and those with a workingknowledge who want to learn more. KenAdamsis BSBI County Recorder for Essexand co-author of the Second Flora of Essex.Identifying Mosses and LiverwortsPM. O. 23 Jul-27 Jul. Mon-Fri. £374. £265A course covering many habitats toimmerse moss enthusiasts in an intensecombination of field and laboratorytechniques for identification. Excursions tosites ranging from moorland to arable fieldswill form the basis for understanding theprinciples of bryophyte ecology andrecording. Martha Newtonis a biologicalconsultant, specialising in bryophytes, withwide experience of teaching at all levels.She has also worked at Liverpool Museumon the revision of Flora Europaea.Introduction to MossesPM. O. 28 Jul. Sat. Non-residential. £30This one-day workshop is designed tointroduce students to field bryology andwill include teaching familiarity with thecharacteristics of the main groups of mossesand liverworts and basic identification ofcommon species. There will be a mixture offieldwork, including guidance on how tocollect, observe and record in the field pluslaboratory sessions and talks onidentification, use of keys and microscopy.Martin Godfreyis an ecological consultantand experienced field naturalist.Bryophytes and National Vegetation ClassificationRC. I. 05 Aug-10 Aug. Sun-Fri. £375. £275A course for keen amateurs andprofessionals that focuses on identificationof bryophytes, including those used inNational Vegetation Classification (NVC).It will develop skills in field recognitionand the identification of key species, usingrichly varied woodland, grassland, coastal,upland and mire communities aroundSnowdonia. Martha Newtonis a biologicalconsultant, specialising in bryophytes, withwide experience of teaching at all levels.She has also worked at Liverpool Museumon the revision of Flora Europaea.Mosses and Liverworts of Wetland and River Habitats MT. I. 20 Aug-24 Aug. Mon-Fri. £480. £330Learn how to identify aquatic and semi-aquatic bryophytes and how to use themfor assessing ecological variation in waterquality. Emphasis will be placed on fieldcharacteristics backed up by identificationkeys. The course will provide acomprehensive understanding of the role ofbryophytes in bogs, fens, flushes, streamsand rivers. Martha Newtonis a biologicalconsultant, specialising in bryophytes, withwide experience of teaching at all levels.She has also worked at Liverpool Museumon the revision of Flora Europaea. Introduction to Moss IdentificationPM. O. 31 Aug-02 Sep. Fri-Sun. £248. £170This course is designed to introducestudents to field bryology and will includeteaching familiarity with the characteristicsof the main groups of mosses andliverworts and basic identification ofcommon species. There will be a mixture offieldwork, including guidance on how tocollect, observe and record in the field pluslaboratory sessions and talks onidentification, use of keys and microscopy.Martin Godfreyis an ecological consultantand experienced field naturalist.Identifying Mosses and LiverwortsFM. O. 28 Sep-30 Sep. Fri-Sun. £224. £158A course on the identification and ecologyof mosses and liverworts for anyone who isfamiliar with identification issues in otherplant groups and would like to have aworking knowledge of bryophytes. Therewill be daily field excursions to explore arange of habitats, with afternoons andevenings spent learning the essentialidentification skills. Robin Stevensonis aformer teacher who has been studyingmosses and liverworts for the past 20 years. www.field-studies-Flowers & other Plantscouncil.org/plants33Discounts for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost is(see page 2)normally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £135Sphagnum mossPete BoardmanNEW