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Tyland Barn

Chatham Road

Maidstone

ME14 3BD

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Learn about wild orchids: their life cycles, how they are pollinated, relationships with fungi, where to find them, and how to identify them

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The course will start with an introduction to the day, followed by an illustrated talk about orchids, their life cycle and conservation.

We will then leave Tyland Barn to visit a local site which has been selected for the known presence of orchids in flower. Due to the vagaries of the weather and orchid flowering periods some may still be encountered in leaf.

We will return to Tyland Barn at the end of the day where there will be an opportunity to review the day’s learning outcomes and ask any final questions of leaders.

By the end of the course it is expected that participants will:

  • Be able to identify the key features of an orchid
  • Have gained an understanding of their life cycles including the special relationships with fungi and pollinating insects
  • Know where to look for orchids in Kent
  • Have gained confidence in identifying orchids in the field

Suitable for for beginners and anyone who has a special interest in orchids and other flowers of chalk woodland and grassland.

Led by Steve Weeks, Kent Wildlife Trust's Estates Manager and David Johnson, Naturalist.

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Tyland Barn

Chatham Road

Maidstone

ME14 3BD

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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We are the leading wildlife charity in Kent; bringing people closer to nature and ensuring our wildlife is protected and restored in the future.

We have a passion for connecting learners with nature and offering high quality, meaningful learning experiences. We offer flexible learning options; we tailor our sessions to support additional and special needs.

We have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. This badge is the only nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision and effective risk management.

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