Winter plant identification workshop

Improve your botanical ID skills with botanist Dr Mark Spencer and learn how to identify plants that are not in bloom.

According to Royal Horticultural Society, the first step to conserving rich biodiversity is to research and document the different types that exist. Plant populations can then be monitored and supported where necessary. So, what better way to contribute to preserving Ealing’s rich biodiversity than by joining this plant identification workshop.

Identifying trees and plants in summer often focuses on flowers and fruit. This course will focus on using vegetative characters (including leaves, stems and buds) that can be used during winter and the ‘off seasons’.

This course combines the use of classroom-led learning and outside learning opportunities led by a botany tutor to give individuals the skills and confidence to undertake the identification of plants in winter.

What will be covered during this course?

  • The terminology associated with vegetative identification.
  • How to examine plants and take specimens for identification.
  • How to use ‘The Vegetative Key to the British Flora’ to identify plants that are not in bloom.

Event details

  • Date: Saturday 25th November 2023
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Cost: £50
  • Location: Perivale Woods, Perivale, UB6 7PE

To register for this event and find out more information, please visit here.

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