£30 – £35

An Introduction to Sedges and Rushes

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Tyland Barn

Chatham Road

Maidstone

ME14 3BD

United Kingdom

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Learn more about the sedges and rushes - plant species which are found in many of our wilder, unimproved habitats.

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This course will start in the classroom getting to grips with the basic features of sedges and rushes. Simplified keys will be used for identification purposes and the emphasis will be on those species which are common in Kent.Following the classroom studies, participants will explore the lovely range of habitats, particularly the heaths and bogs, at Hothfield and/or the wet grassland and dykes at Holborough.By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic structure of sedges and rushes and especially the flowers and fruits
  • Understand how sedges and rushes can be distinguished from each other and from grasses
  • Understand how other genera in the sedge family differ from the so called “true” sedges
  • Identify the differences between the two genera of rushes – Juncus and Luzula
  • Interpret the key characteristics which help us distinguish the different species

Led by Ros Bennett, Botanist and ecologistSuitable for beginners and improvers who don't have a working knowledge of sedges and rushes.

Photo: Jude Shorter

For further information, please visit the Study Days page of the Kent Wildlife Trust website.

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Location

Tyland Barn

Chatham Road

Maidstone

ME14 3BD

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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