Grasses for beginners

  • 2 day course
  • 27-28 July 2019
  • £70 for 2 days
  • Option to continue the course with distance learning
  • Durham Wildlife Trust, Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU and a second location at a nearby nature reserve.

The grasses are present in our daily human life and as part of the landscape. They can give us a lot of information about the state of nature. This workshop is aimed to everybody that wants to know “what that grass is”. We will be digging our hands into the world of grasses, and its basic anatomy and terminology. We will be exploring and looking at how to identify the most common grasses found in your area. During the second day we will be looking at how certain species grow in particular habitats, and how to use them as ecological indicators.

There will be an option to continue your practices with grasses as a distance learning format where you will be given work that you can do at home and then send it back to the tutor.