The Natural History of Bushy Park
Saturday 7th Jul 2018
10am - 4pm
An ecological introduction to the large acid and neutral grasslands, open water and trees of Bushy Park including the important veteran trees.
We will get to know a range of the plants, including grasses, and butterfly species from both the acid and neutral areas. Tree ID and dipping for pondlife, together with identification of wetland plants will also be covered. The contrasting flora and management history will be discussed and we will consider the ecological value and what this tells us about the past and present. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Freshwater Name Trail.
Sharon Brown is a botanist – geographer currently working as an independent ecologist with habitat assessment and management as a main area of expertise. Over time she has also worked for the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Rangering, Wildlife Trusts and latterly as an associate tutor for the FSC. As a naturalist she has a fascination for wild places, as well as the wild in more urban settings and an enthusiasm for passing this to others through practical application.
For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.