Wild flower identification for beginners
Wild flower identification for beginners
8 Jun 2018 10am – 3pm
Learn the basics skills of wild flower identification on our relaxed, wild flower identification for beginners course. You will spend the day learning to recognise the characteristics of different plant families and start to understand some of the terminology used when looking at the different parts of a plant and the basics of how to use a plant key to help with wild flower identification. Through observation, discussion and hands-on use of plant keys you will practice plant identification in the field. The wild flower identification for beginners course will cover:
  • An overview of the chalk downland habitat
  • Introduction of plant ID terminology & use of a key
  • Wildflower identification skills with an emphasis on recognising common family groups
During the wildflower identification for beginners course you will be walking at least 3 miles on uneven terrain including very steep, possibly slippery slopes and bending or kneeling to look at plants.
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8 Jun 2018 10am – 3pm

Learn the basics skills of wild flower identification on our relaxed, wild flower identification for beginners course.

You will spend the day learning to recognise the characteristics of different plant families and start to understand some of the terminology used when looking at the different parts of a plant and the basics of how to use a plant key to help with wild flower identification.

Through observation, discussion and hands-on use of plant keys you will practice plant identification in the field. The wild flower identification for beginners course will cover:

  • An overview of the chalk downland habitat
  • Introduction of plant ID terminology & use of a key
  • Wildflower identification skills with an emphasis on recognising common family groups

During the wildflower identification for beginners course you will be walking at least 3 miles on uneven terrain including very steep, possibly slippery slopes and bending or kneeling to look at plants.

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Sloe Berries, Linda Priestley
Wild Food Foraging
30 Sep  9.30am - 12.30pm
Learn how to identify and forage wild foods like seeds nuts and berries to use for cooking in a wildlife friendly way. You will spend the morning with Susan Simmonds identifying a number of common trees and shrubs based on their seeds, nuts and berries foraging along hedgerows. Discover which fruits and nuts are edible and which are not and how to forage with wildlife in mind. You will also find out how to forage and select wild food for use in preserves and other recipes. At the end of the course Susan will also provide you with recipes for foraged wild foods that you can take home and try out for yourself.
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30 Sep  9.30am – 12.30pm

Learn how to identify and forage wild foods like seeds nuts and berries to use for cooking in a wildlife friendly way.

You will spend the morning with Susan Simmonds identifying a number of common trees and shrubs based on their seeds, nuts and berries foraging along hedgerows. Discover which fruits and nuts are edible and which are not and how to forage with wildlife in mind. You will also find out how to forage and select wild food for use in preserves and other recipes.

At the end of the course Susan will also provide you with recipes for foraged wild foods that you can take home and try out for yourself.

£35.00 Add to basket
Whats That Tree in Autumn
Whats That Tree in Autumn
12 Oct 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm
Our autumn tree identification course will give you memorable tips on how to identify our native trees and shrubs. Autumn is a time of change for our wildlife and the transformation of many tree and shrub species can be remarkable. You will be spending the morning outdoors at Harewood Forest near Andover learning identification tips. You will discover how to tell the difference between live tree and shrub species in autumn by learning the distinctive shapes of leaves as well as learning about the different fruits, barks and even the location of the plant. During the course you will be walking at least 3 miles on uneven terrain including hilly places, a short but steep slope and rough, sometimes muddy tracks.  
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12 Oct 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm

Our autumn tree identification course will give you memorable tips on how to identify our native trees and shrubs.

Autumn is a time of change for our wildlife and the transformation of many tree and shrub species can be remarkable. You will be spending the morning outdoors at Harewood Forest near Andover learning identification tips. You will discover how to tell the difference between live tree and shrub species in autumn by learning the distinctive shapes of leaves as well as learning about the different fruits, barks and even the location of the plant.

During the course you will be walking at least 3 miles on uneven terrain including hilly places, a short but steep slope and rough, sometimes muddy tracks.

 

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Wildlife Gardening
Wildlife Gardening
21 Apr 2018 10am - 3pm
Learn how to welcome wildlife into your garden, the variety of wildlife that you can attract and which plants will attract wildlife. Your tutor Susan will start the session with a bit of a brainstorm of ideas and then you will look at how wildlife habitats to attract and help wildlife can be created in more detail. Sometime will be spent outside exploring the dry garden, wildflower meadow and pond at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve. Discover more about:
  • How to create mini wildlife habitats
  • Plants for pollinators
  • Wildlife species your garden can attract
  • Planting options for borders and wildflower meadows
  • Useful plants for wildlife
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21 Apr 2018 10am – 3pm

Learn how to welcome wildlife into your garden, the variety of wildlife that you can attract and which plants will attract wildlife. Your tutor Susan will start the session with a bit of a brainstorm of ideas and then you will look at how wildlife habitats to attract and help wildlife can be created in more detail.

Sometime will be spent outside exploring the dry garden, wildflower meadow and pond at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve.

Discover more about:

  • How to create mini wildlife habitats
  • Plants for pollinators
  • Wildlife species your garden can attract
  • Planting options for borders and wildflower meadows
  • Useful plants for wildlife
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