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Plant Identification 1: Botany for Beginners 2017

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Module 2 - Spring Woodland Flowers

This part-time course will help you become more familiar with around 350 local wild plants. Each module focuses on a different group of plants; we show you how to identify them, using classroom-based tuition sessions, follow-up fieldtrips to local sites, and resources including websites. We aim to increase your appreciation and understanding of the plant diversity of Leicestershire & Rutland.

You can take modules singly or in any number & combination; or you can register for all seven. Fees are £50 per module, but a discounted rate of £45 is offered to members of BSBI, LRWT or Friends of the Botanic Garden, whose names appear on current membership lists.


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13th May 2017 – 14th May 2017

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Module 1 Getting Started with Plant Identification. Saturday 29th April, 10.00-17.00; Sunday 30th April at the Botanic Garden 10.30-15.30.

Module 2 Spring Woodland Flowers. Saturday 13th May, 10.00-17.00, Attenborough Arboretum; Sunday 14th May, 10.30-15.30, Cloud Wood.

Module 3 Summer Meadow Flowers (Rutland). Saturday 27th May, 10.00-17.00, Botanic Garden; Sunday 28th May, 10.30-15.30, Merry’s Meadows.

Module 4 Summer Meadow Flowers (Charnwood). Saturday 3rd June 10.00-17.00, Botanic Garden; Sunday 4th June 10.30-15.30, Ulverscroft LNR.

Module 5 Plants in and by Water. Saturday 8th July, 10.00-17.00, Botanic Garden; Sunday 9th July, 10.30-15.30, Aylestone Meadows.

Module 6 ‘Weeds’. Saturday 19th August, 10.00-17.00, Botanic Garden; Sunday 20th August, 10.30-15.30, Rally Bank LNR, Leicester.

Module 7 Trees. Saturday 16th September, 10.00-17.00, Attenborough Arboretum; Sunday 17th September, 10.30-15.30, Botanic Garden