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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

FungiIdentifying Moulds and MicrofungiPM. O. 18 May-22 May. Fri-Tue. £374. £265This course would suit both beginners andexperienced students and involves fieldcollection and examination of myxomycetesand microfungi. This will be followed bylaboratory sessions and standard referencematerial to compare features and identifyspecimens. Moist chamber technique willalso be available. There will be informallectures and one-to-one tuition to augmentthe field visits. Bruce Ingis retiringProfessor of Environmental Biology atChester University. He is perhaps bestknown as a mycologist with a specialinterest in myxomycetes having publishedthe standard book on British species in 1999.Identifying Summer FungiPM. I. 20 Aug-24 Aug. Mon-Fri. £374. £230This course provides the opportunity tocollect and study some of the fungi whichfruit in the earliest part of the fungusseason. Topics covered will includemicroscopy, useful literature, use ofchemical reagents and the most importantcharacteristics of the fungi concerned.Geoffrey Kibbyis an author and illustratorof numerous mushroom field guides andSenior Editor of the Journal of Field Mycology.Identifying FungiKD. I. 07 Sep-14 Sep. Fri-Fri. £475. £356This course aims to give participants thetools to be more confident in theiridentification. It will offer guidance on fieldand laboratory techniques, including theuse of keys and a microscope. Liz Holdenis an active field mycologist involved infungal survey work across Scotland, whoenjoys sharing her enthusiasm for fungi.Introduction and Guide to Common FungiEF. B. 30 Sep. Sun. Non-residential. £42.50Over 1,200 species of fungi have been foundin Epping Forest. This course will focus onbasic identification and ecology of some ofthe commonly found species, covering arange of habitats in the forest. Informationwill be provided on the uses and dangers ofthese intriguing organisms. Tricia Moxeyisa qualified botanist and lecturer and hasworked in Epping Forest for many years.Fungal FunMT. O. 05 Oct-07 Oct. Fri-Sun. £245. £170Foray and fry without fear! Aimed at allthose who want to reap the rich fungalharvest each autumn. Find out where tolook and how to identify the larger ediblefungi and cook your best finds, giving youa chance to try out some exotic recipes!Noel Jackson, Head of Education at theCentre for LIFE, Newcastle, is anenthusiastic naturalist and keen foodie whoco-leads the country's biggest and longest-running foray and fry-up. Fungal ForayPM. O. 12 Oct-14 Oct. Fri-Sun. £248. £170This is a weekend ideally suited tobeginners but it is also for people who thinkthat natural history should be fun. Thecourse will explore how to find andrecognise fungi, their place in the naturalworld and our curious love/haterelationship with them. John Hughesis anaturalist with a keen interest in therelationships between fungi, theenvironment and people.Identifying FungiFM. O. 12 Oct-14 Oct. Fri-Sun. £230. £164A weekend for anyone new to fungi or whoalready has some experience of fungiidentification and wishes to develop theirskills further. Field excursions exploring avariety of habitats are complemented bysessions using books, keys and microscopesto help you to identify the different speciescorrectly. Geoffrey Kibbyis an author andillustrator of numerous mushroom fieldguides and Senior Editor of the Journal ofField Mycology.Identification of MacrofungiPM. I. 12 Oct-15 Oct. Fri-Mon. £334. £235This is a training course on the identificationof macrofungi using scientific identificationprocedures aided by keys and microscopy.By the end of the weekend participantsshould be able to place fungi into correctmajor groups and identify many commonfungi to at least genus level. Irene Ridgeisan Honorary Reader in biology with theOpen University and a member of the BritishMycological Society. *BIFungi for BeginnersEF. B. 20 Oct. Sat. Non-residential. £42.50This course will introduce the world offungi. It will explain what a fungus is,consider their varied roles and look at theirhabitat requirements. There will beopportunities to try out the basic techniquesused in their identification and byexamining and recording what isdiscovered in your search, you will becomemore familiar with these exquisite and vitalorganisms. Tricia Moxeyis a qualifiedbotanist and lecturer and has worked inEpping Forest for many years.Identifying Difficult Fungi Groups:Advanced MycologyPM. A. 26 Oct-02 Nov. Fri-Fri. £525. £355This week-long course is pitched atadvanced level, focusing on those difficultgroups which are often passed over for thelarger and more obvious species. It will bea blend of fieldwork and laboratorysessions with visits to mostly old pasturesand woodland sites. Geoffrey Kibbyis anauthor and illustrator of numerousmushroom field guides and Senior Editor ofthe Journal of Field Mycology.General PlantsUsing the Vegetative Key to the British FloraPM. O. 24 Feb-26 Feb. Fri-Sun. £248. £170Identifying plants vegetatively can bedaunting initially but becomes easy withpractice! This intensive course is aimed ateveryone who wants to identify plantsaccurately outside the flowering season.Using the recently published Vegetative Keyto the British Florawritten by the coursetutor, we will examine diagnostic characterssuch as leaf shape, hairs, latex, etc. Thecourse will be a blend of workshops andfield visits designed to improve botanicalfield skills across a wide range of higherplants. John Polandis the BSBI Referee forVegetative Identification and works as aDirector and principal ecologist atHampshire Ecological Services Ltd based inSouthampton.How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly GardenFM. O. 02 Mar-04 Mar. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This new course, arranged in partnershipbetween FSC and RSPB, introduces a wholerange of ideas and techniques for designing,developing and maintaining gardens in themost wildlife-friendly way - for birds,mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians- and for people to enjoy! Time will be spentin the newly created RSPB Wildlife Gardenat Flatford to see how ideas and conceptscan best be put into practice. Shirley Boyleis RSPB Project Officer looking after theHeath wax capRobin SuttonNEW34*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