Sold Out

Botanical Skills for Nature Conservation

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Throughout NI

Friends Who Are Going
Event description


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-,uk

Share with friends

Date and Time


Throughout NI

Save This Event

Event Saved