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Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

20 July 2018 - 23 July 2018

LOCATION: Margam Discovery Centre

TUTOR: Mark Duffell

LEVEL: Intermediate

This course is accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University

Grasses, sedges and rushes can be seen as a bewildering mix of similar looking plants; through this course you will be able to understand the structures and characters that each of the species has. By the end of the course participants will be able to recognise many of the commoner species and be able to use a key to identify those they don't recognise. We will visit a wide range of habitats and see how this group fits into the ecological landscape.

Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RS Diploma in Horticulture, becoming 'Young Horticulturalist of the Year' in 2001 and completing an MSc in Biological Recording. He now runs Arvensis Ecology, splitting his time between conducting botanical surveys and teaching botanical identification and survey techniques to undergraduates and postgraduate students of universities, consultancies and environmental organisation.


This course is part of the Biological Recording programmes run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There is assessment of learning on the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.

Resident (Sole Occupancy) - £323

Resident (Shared Room) - £293

Non-Resident - £228

To book or for more information call Margam Discovery Centre on 01639 895636.

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