Monday, 16th April 2012 10am - 4pm The Gateway, Shrewsbury £40
Botanists don't always have the luxury of flowers or fruits when conduction fieldwork. This workshop is aimed at new users for the Vegetative Key to the British Flora - an exciting new approach to plant identification - and will teach reliable identification by vegetative characters. The workshop is aimed at amateur and professional botanists, recorders and consultants, regardless of previous botanical training.
The practical workshop will include:
An introduction to vegetative identification
practical identification of native and alien flora
increased confidence in ID skills
Following a brief explanation of botanical terminology, we will study and key out a wide selection of fresh plant material in order to practise identification skills and use of keys.
your copy of the Vegetative Key to the British Flora (copies will be on sale)
a hand lens (x20 preferable but not essential)
By the end of the session you will be able to identify a wide range of native and alien plants without flowers or fruit and know how to use the keys correctly (as well as learning a few shortcuts to ID).
Prior booking is essential. Please fill in the Botanical Day Schools Enrolment Form and return with your payment to Linda Marsh at the Gateway or visit the online shop.
The University of Birmingham
School of Biosciences
Shrewsbury SY1 1NB
Telephone: 01743 355137