An informal, beginners guide to flowering plants in Bushy Park. During the day you will see a variety of species and learn more about how to identify them correctly.
The use of environmental and botanical data in forensic science has a long history dating to at least the early 20th century. It comes as a surprise to many that vegetation can be used to help understand how a crime was committed.
This course provides an introduction to butterfly natural history, identification and conservation, using a mix of indoor activities and presentations, plus fieldwork observing butterflies in the varied habitats at Bushy Park.
The grasslands at Bushy are vast for their urban setting. We will get to know a range of the plant and butterfly species of some of the acid and neutral grasslands.
This course will provide an introduction to the many families within these two large insect orders and cover the identification of more distinctive species.
During the day we shall look into their evolution, environmental requirements, importance, threats to their existence and conservation methods. We shall cover the use of bat detectors and use them in the evening.
Learn about how hedgerows were created – or planted, their trees and flora, and of species that help to indicate their origin.
This beginners course will explore the environment of Bushy Park, showing how and where to find different species of fungi and examining their amazing lifestyles.
An introduction to the field identification of mosses and liverworts, using characters that can be seen using a hand lens.