Exploring Grasses: Identification and Ecology

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July 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am – July 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
Low Barns Nature Reserve
Houghton le Spring DH4 6PU
Julia Quinonez
Exploring Grasses: Identification and Ecology @ Low Barns Nature Reserve | England | United Kingdom

EXPLORING GRASSES : Identification and Ecology
2 Day Course

The grasses are present in our daily human life and as part of the landscape.  They can give us a lot of information about the state of nature. This workshop is aimed to everybody that wants to know “what that grass is”. We will be digging our hands into the world of grasses, and its basic anatomy and terminology. We will be exploring and looking at how to identify the most common grasses found in your area.  During the second day we will be looking at how certain species grow in particular habitats, and how to use them as ecological indicators.

There will be an option to continue your practices with grasses as a distance learning format where you will be given work that you can do at home and then send it back to the tutor.


Julia Quinonez is a professional biologist and anthropologist with an interest in Botany and how         humans interact with plants. Her teaching approach aims to enthuse people to explore nature’s flora and fauna. Julia is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

LOCATION: Rainton Meadows   plus a second location in a nearby Nature Reserve                                                                                                                        

PRICE: £70                           DATE:  27th & 27th July                                  TIME:  9.30 am to 4pm                  

LEVEL: Beginners/improvers