The course will be looking at the association of grasses and herbs growing in particular places and what these assemblages of plants can tell us about the soil, the land use and history. We will have an introduction to plants and their characteristics, and then we will visit two sites near Durham City. The first site will be a cemetery with a meadow with neutral soils and the second site will be a disused quarry with alkaline soils. We will be looking at the grasses and herbs growing in these two very different habitats, practicing how to identify them, and talking about the different ways they grow and disperse.
St Oswalds Chuch yard and meadow and Sherburn Disused Quarry.
July 2021 1 day £80
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