Identification of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Monday, September 2, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Linn Dean Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve Soutra Hill Midlothian/East Lothian


This one day beginner to intermediate level training course delivered by Ben Averis will equip delegates with the skills to identify common grasses, sedges and rushes. 

The training course will include some classroom based teach to introduce and explain the plan for the day. A majority of the day will then be spent in the field looking at the identification (and habitats, ecology, etc.) of the grass, sedge and rush species that are present there. 

There will be a question and answer time at end of day, though questions will also be welcome throughout the day. 

Ben has over 35 years of experience of professional botanical survey and monitoring work in a wide range of habitats in Britain for a wide range of clients including government agencies, conservation charities and ecological consultancies.

Who Should Attend?

Land managers, local authority ecologists/planners, conservation officers, students, ecological consultants, environmental managers, wardens, rangers and anyone else with an interest in plants.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required.