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Grass and Sedge Identification - Neutral and Calcareous Grasslands

22 May 2017, Salisbury, Wiltshire

10am - 4pm


Beginner – Intermediate



This course covers the identification of grasses and sedges, covering common species as well as unimproved grassland indicators. It will give participants the confidence to identify a wide range of grasses and sedges commonly encountered in lowland grassland habitats (including waste ground and road verges) using a combination of non-flowering and flowering features.

Nearly every species of grass and most sedges have at least one key feature which can be used to pinpoint them to genus and species level. This course aims to teach people to spot and memorise these characters for the majority of common species and some of the more specialised species found on unimproved grasslands.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify several species of common grass and sedge
  2. Understand what species tell you about the habitat they occur in

CIEEM Competencies to be developed in the training

S2 - Species identification, handling and evaluation

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at anyone wishing to gain confidence in botanical identification skills, particularly those who work in grassland/meadow habitats.


Dominic Price MCIEEM


For bookings made by Thursday 9 April our Early Bird rates apply:
CIEEM members: £90/ Non-members: £160

For bookings made on or after Friday 10 April:
CIEEM members: £110/ Non-members: £180

Course fee includes refreshments through the day but lunch is not included.

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Date 22 May 2017 - 10:00
Location Old Sarum
Castle Road
Website Book your place now
Organiser CIEEM
Telephone 01962 868626