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Beginner’s Botany

1st - 2nd July 2022 - Exeter
12 hours
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Do you want to get to grips with plant ID, but feel daunted by the seemingly endless number of species in the field guides making you unsure where to start? If so, then our ‘Beginner’s Botany’ course has been designed especially for you!

Course Description:

This 2-day course aims to provide you with a basic knowledge of how to identify wild flowers using keys and field guides. During the course you will also become familiar with some of the most common flowering plants that you are likely to encounter in different habitats.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Plant structure and features commonly used for ID
  • Plant families and clues to their ID
  • Using keys and field guides
  • Site visits to grassland and woodland

The tips you will learn from our experienced tutors will help you gain confidence in identifying plants yourself, at your own pace.

“Sue [the tutor] has a great knack of empowering the field botanist in you.”

“The relaxed and friendly atmosphere made it easy to learn stuff without getting too bogged down.”

“I feel so much more confident with my botany now :)” RH


The course will be run in Exeter, Devon. 

What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a ‘what to bring’ list when you book.


On the first day the course will start at 10am and will finish at 5:00pm. In the evening we will meet for a meal. On the second day the course will commence at 9:30am and finish at around 4:00pm.


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