Basic botany

Plant ID can be a daunting subject so why not start with the basics on our 1 day field-based course on beginner’s botany? A brief overview of the main families of flowers that are found in the UK, and basic plant anatomy will be provided to aid identification. The course will take place on a typical semi-improved grassland site that is often encountered in an ecological consultancy context. We will cover a range of grasses, wildflowers and ferns within the course.

Information:

Dates: 15/06/2017 Duration: 1
Location:

The course will start Unit 3 Rempstone Barns, Rempstone, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5JH. Directions and a list of local accommodation will be provided when you book.

What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a 'what to bring' list when you book

 

LCECO Training

Our courses offer a mixture of classroom and practical field work to consolidate new knowledge and skills. We have a designated training room in our new Dorset offices at Rempstone Barns offering a personal learning experience in a relaxed environment.


Current Courses:


General Course Information

The following general information is applicable to most of our Introductory Courses, however, some courses have specific information so please read your course description carefully. If you have further questions, please please contact us.


Pricing: 

Our one-day introductory courses cost £90 per person

Our two-day introductory courses cost £160 per person

To book on a course please click here to complete an easy online booking form. We will confirm availability and issue a VAT invoice.


 What to bring: 

You will need to bring a packed lunch for each course day, bring a drink bottle for the field visit. Drinks are available during the classroom sessions. Please also check your specific course details as you may be required to bring additional equipment.


 Timings: 

Our introductory courses usually commence at 10am and finish at around 4-4.30pm, however please check your specific course details as differences in timings are stated in the course description. For example two-day courses tend to finish later on the first day.


 Location:

Most of our courses are held at Unit 3 Rempstone Barns, Rempstone, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5JH. However please check your course details as differences in locations are stated in the course description.


Accommodation:

Overnight accommodation is not included in the cost of the course, although we can provide a list of recommended local bed and breakfasts and guest houses on request.

Ecological Services

We are part of Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services (LCECO), an independent ecological consultancy based in Dorset.

Since LCECO was established in 2002 it has been involved in a wide range of  development projects, survey work and ecological research, and our expert ecologists carry out a complete range of ecological services, follow the links to find out about: Badger surveys, Botanical surveys, Barn owl surveys, Bat surveys, Great crested newt surveys, Reptile surveys, or click here to View our projects.