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Introduction to Umbellifers

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Three Hagges Woodmeadow

York Road

Escrick

YO19 6EE

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This course will enable the amateur to become proficient at determining what member of the Apiaceae they are looking at.

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This statuesque Family deserves our attention and respect for many reasons, as an important food plant, for us, and for a wealth of species. They ornament our hedgerows with a sequence of colours from the start of the growing season. Some can cause injury and even death, making it a wise thing to be able to distinguish between species that at a glance can appear similar.

This course will focus on the key differences between the members of this family, helping elucidate the guidebooks and enable the amateur to become proficient at determining what member of the Apiaceae they are looking at.

Programme

09:00 Introduction and question: why umbellifers?

09:30 Collectively examining one specimen in detail to develop an understanding of the terminology used in the keys.

10:30 Tea break.

10:45 Looking at further characters that are evident in a second specimen. Comparing these two specimens.

12:30 Lunch.

13:15 Using keys to determine specimens on site and selected collected specimens.

14:30 Tea break.

14:45 Looking at rare and uncommon specimens collected from around Britain.

15:45 What next?

What to bring?

• x10 and/or x20 hand lens*.

• Dissecting equipment (needles and forceps/tweezers) if you have them.

• A packed lunch, drink and own water bottle.

• Walking boots and waterproofs.

• Bring along any specimens you would like assistance to identify.

Useful books

• Favoured guide or set of keys.

• Umbellifers of the British Isles (B.S.B.I. handbook) by T. G. Tutin.

• The Wild Flower Key by Francis Rose revised and updated by Clare O'Reilly.

About the tutor

John Handley is the Director of CH Ecology, an independent ecologist and consultant, providing surveys and training on behalf of conservation agencies and Local Authorities. John has a background within amenity horticulture as a Technical Manager, providing advice and training to Local Authorities, prominent sports facilities and private land owners. John is an enthusiastic communicator and botanist.

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Three Hagges Woodmeadow

York Road

Escrick

YO19 6EE

United Kingdom

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