Wildlearning - Introduction to Wildflower ID
18 May 2019, 10:00 - 16:00 ( Add to calendar )
Join Marie Lagerberg for a wonderful day discovering Mellis Common's incredible fauna and learning how to identify the fabulous wildflowers we have in Suffolk.
The course will cover the basics of plant anatomy, introduce plant families and look at some of the tools available to help the amateur botanist identify the flowers around them.
After a morning in Mellis Memorial Hall, you will take a walk onto the reserve to look at some of the flowers on site and use your newfound skills to identify them. The course will conclude by looking at plant identification in its wider context and how it can bring both personal satisfaction and support conservation efforts e.g by submitting identification records and understanding, valuing and protecting flower habitats.
Marie Lagerberg was introduced to wild flowers on walks with her mother. More recently she has established a 1.5 acre wild flower meadow, which is entering it’s 6th flowering season. She has completed a Field Studies Council & BSBI Plant Identification Course and is a member of the Bungay Botany group.
Please wear weather suitable clothing and stout footwear or wellies. Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day and are included in the cost.
A packed lunch
Wildflower Keys, Wildflower Pocket Notebooks if you have them
A pad & pen
A camera if you wish
If you are unable to attend for any reason, please let us know by calling 01473 890 089. Please note that your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link: https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/wildlearninginfo
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