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Botanical Skills for Nature Conservation

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The course is designed to give you foundation botanical skills to be able to recognize and describe a range of natural habitats. The emphasis will be on learning the typical flowering plants, grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns found in each of these habitats.

Through a series of 7 workshops/field visits, along with a set of interim exercises, you will;

  • Recognize typical plants found in a range of natural habitats
  • Understand the ecological and management factors that give rise to particular plant communities.
  • Confidently use botanical keys and a range of learning strategies to further develop your skill level.
  • Be able to produce habitat maps with condition and management target notes
  • Have an overview understanding of more detailed survey techniques such as the National Vegetation Classification, Phase 1 Habitat Survey, condition assessment and remote sensing

** Commitment to all 7 workshops is essential **

Participants who attend all 7 days can be considered for NCFE level 2 Accreditation

Introductory Session -25th April-9.30am – 4pm-Oxford Island

Woodlands-2nd May-9.30am – 4pm-Straidkelly/Rea’s Wood

Mixed Habitats Residential-8th & 9th June-*Overnight Stay*-9.30am – 4pm-Coleraine Area

Freshwater Habitats-4th July-9.30am – 4pm-Portmore

Coastal-1st August-9.30am – 4pm-Murlough NNR-

Uplands-5th September-9.30am – 4pm-Divis

*Topics/venues may change


If this event is fully booked please contact Cathryn Cochrane - 02890645169- c.cochrane@tcv.org,uk

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